The Self Sufficiency Surge

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Kim Stoddart examines the grow your own phenomenon that has emerged as a result of fears around food security since the pandemic lockdown. In the days leading up to the restrictions (and ever since), there has been a sheer frenzy of interest in fruit and vegetable growing as people seek to turn over their back gardens, patios, windowsills (and indeed any available …

BARTER & EXCHANGE from the veg patch

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Kim Stoddart runs a range of grow your own courses from her productive plot in beautiful Ceredigion, West Wales. Here she outlines some of the best produce and materials for some good old fashioned exchange and barter…   I gardened entirely for free for a number of years for my writing in the Guardian and as a result, embraced the …