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Free video series provides tips on how to grow your own food – whether on a windowsill or in a garden
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Published: 23 March 2020
This Article was Written by: Katie Hill - My Green Pod
Over the next eight weeks, LOVE IT TV will produce a series of videos offering simple tips on how to grow your own food.
This series is free to watch and gives people who have never grown food step-by-step instructions on how to transform a small balcony or a lawn into a place where you can learn, get your hands in the soil, grow your very own food and have some fun.
Everyone can grow food
LOVE IT TV has no adverts and makes no money from this channel. It is purely a way to film things that we love and offer some positive media to the world.
Everyone can grow food – whether it’s in a garden, on a doorstep or on a windowsill. We’re not saying that food is going to run out, but having a few salads and edibles is a great idea.
Growing, nurturing and eating your own food can boost mental and physical health while also helping to engage the kids.
Why should I grow my own food?
Growing food is good for our mental and physical health; working with your hands
in the fresh air helps you to connect to nature and is great for the body and the mind.
By eating your own food you’ll be able to stay at home for longer, get some exercise and reduce your contact with others – all while having fun with a new and fulfilling project.
If you’re at home with kids, growing your own food can be a great education tool; in addition to learning where food comes from, the process can help with maths (whether counting seeds or calculating savings), English (writing signs for the produce), art (use pebbles to decorate your patch and get creative with your layouts!) and much more.
Grow your own to save cash
As we have all discovered in the past few weeks, our food supply chain is very
fragile. In these challenging times it makes perfect sense to reduce our dependence on it.
You’ll be able to give food to friends and relatives, reduce spending and contribute to building local communities and economies.
On top of all that growing your own food is good for the bank balance. With so many people out of work, growing food makes perfect sense.
The first video (above) is a short intro to growing your own food. The rest of the series covers topics including weeding, composting and sewing seeds.
At the end of each video you’ll find free content to other good channels of information and support, including Resurgence Magazine, My Green Pod, Friends of the Earth and other websites that offer fresh ideas, community and support.