9 budget-friendly eco tips
Home grown produce is a delicious idea, but unless you have time and a real talent for gardening, it usually isn’t the best way to put food on the table each night. The good news is that locally grown food is easy to source, and it’s fresher, tastier and much kinder to the environment than some of the alternatives.
The Squeeze: The average shopping basket has travelled nearly two times around the globe. Sourcing as much of your food locally as you can will mean less energy, emissions, packaging waste and food miles associated with your meals. And there is a super easy way to find fresh, local produce - the non-profit website Local Harvest.
To find good food grown close to home, visit Local Harvest and type in your postcode. It will tell you what produce is available in your local community. You can find farmers’ markets, farm produce, community gardens, organic retailers, food swaps, box systems and even organic restaurants and cafes in your neighbourhood.