Organic Vegetable Growing Course

Southend in Transition Vision 2030

Resilient Southend – Food and Reskilling

As crop yields were strongly affected by climate disruption and high oil prices hit farmers around the world making imported food costly the population had to relearn how to grow some of their own food. Some people took the chance and made a career out of that – starting up local market gardens and offering their skills to people who needed help with learning how to grow food. UK farmers who early on changed their ways of working to incorporate organic and permaculture principles became competetive again supplying nearby towns and cities. All in all the local economies became stronger as the money circulated mainly locally. Doctors reported that people are healthier with levels of obesity very much below those of 2009 and diabetes in children became a rareity again thanks to the fresh, organic and seasonal produce available. The favourite programme on TV was the X Veg Factor and you could overhear that the heated talk in the local pub -The Cricketers was about to dig or not to dig.

A step in the right direction.

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What else could happen to bring us closer to a resilient Southend of 2030? Share in the comments.

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6 Responses

  1. Good morning Kamil – Love the future visioning! Puts a context on why so many of the things we are supporting and promoting are important…

  2. I like the x veg factor !! ha ha can’t wait to see it, just another 21 years to go !!
    great, positive vision, that’ what keeps me going !!

  3. Personally I prefer ‘Celebrity Big Turnip’ myself…

  4. I would like to try this I have a small garden how can I go about this please?
    regards
    Margaret

  5. Hi Margaret, how much experience do you have with growing food and organics?

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