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Feed yourself and help save the planet

Tim Sansom, CEO of The Diggers Foundation Explains the environmental benefits of growing your own food.

Growing your own food is the single-most beneficial thing you can do for the health of the planet.

Even if you can’t grow all your own food, then grow as much as you can manage, because every little bit counts.  It is the choices that we all make that have the biggest impact, so don’t ever think you can’t make a difference.

The food you eat sustains you every day so the choices you make about the food you consume are your most important environmental decisions.  Our industrial food production system generates 58% of global greenhouse gas emissions, with much of this coming through the production of meat.

CO2 emissions from most plant-based products are as much as 10 to 50 times lower than most animal-based products, so switching to a vegetarian diet and growing your own fruit and vegetables will drastically reduce your impact on the environment that supports you.

The Diggers Foundation exists to help preserve and promote the best of organic gardening in Australia.  We have been preserving traditional and open-pollinated vegetable varieties for more than 25 years and making these accessible to Australian gardeners as part of the global seed savers network.  But we cannot rest on our laurels.  Seeds are a living reserve and so, with the support of our members and donors, we continue to grow, test, verify and select the best of our living heritage every year.

I am excited to re-join the Diggers team at this important moment in history.  With the global economy rocked by the coronavirus, we’ve seen gardening, home food production and localism experience a revival that highlights the importance of an organisation like Diggers as an advocate for all gardeners in Australia.

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