23 March 2022 | 4 minutes.

Sustainable living starts with soil

Taking your own first steps towards sustainable gardening and producing your own food can have both a positive impact on the environment, and your own physical and mental well-being.

Photo: Maarten van den Heuvel, Pexels

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Eva Pettersson
Owner of Naturlig Odling (Natural Gardening)

Eva Pettersson, Owner of Naturlig Odling (Natural Gardening)

Author of Sustainable Gardening Made Easy, Eva Pettersson, invites us to become stewards of more sustainable lives, sharing excerpts from her book on how permaculture is the best tool for doing so. Come along with us this spring and get your hands dirty.

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Today’s industrial farming practices cause enormous problems such as deforestation, soil erosion, and pollution. Fresh ground is continuously being broken for producing corn, soy, grains, oilseeds, and raising livestock. Our diets have also become dependent on transporting food from all over the world – an unsustainable system that risks collapse at the slightest disruption. Growing our own food is essential, and when we can’t, choosing local, in-season organic produce is key. This is where permaculture can provide solutions.

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