We’re firm advocates of localising food production, preferably under some sort of community control: Guerilla Gardening and: Expropriation of land. If that’s not possible, there’s always the option of getting an allotment or, if you have a back garden, turning that over to growing your own fruit and vegetables.

Obviously, we’d advocate doing the above in as sustainable a way as possible. Which is one reason why we’re posting this companion growing plan as it shows planting combinations that will help to deter pests. We’re sure you’ll agree that using these combinations is better than spraying chemicals around to deter pests. Also, this growing plan is useful in suggesting planting combinations that make the best use of the space you have available.

We admit that we’re not experts in growing vegetables and fruit and it’s a learning curve for us as well, particularly when it comes to doing it sustainably. So, to help out, here’s a small resource list that we hope you’ll find useful:

Permaculture Association
Spiralseed
South East Essex Organic Gardeners

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