Good Vibe Veg's story
It is widely recognised that local, small-scale food growing is good for the planet and can offer a wide range of benefits for individuals and communities.
The Good Vibe Veg project, based in Horner, West Somerset, has already begun supplying vegetables to a local farm shop and to local people, reaping the benefits of 'low carbon miles' local produce.
The scheme is supported by 30 volunteers producing courgettes, squashes, green beans, lettuce, cabbages and broccoli and much more. A polytunnel is used to grow produce for the autumn and winter as well as bringing on seedlings in early spring.
‘Good Vibe Veg’ is following the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model and is one of a growing network of schemes around the country. They support a network of community food projects in Somerset, including:
-Growing projects such as community gardens
-Distribution projects such as food co-ops
-Healthy eating projects such as cookery classes
Useful learnings from Good Vibe Veg
What, where and how we produce our food and crops is vital and to be able to grow local food, with the involvement of communities will help to reduce both food miles and food waste.
When it comes to tackling climate change, everyone needs to play their part, and making small everyday changes like changing to locally sourced food, can make a big difference.