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Woodstock Fruit Festival – Yet another raw event that doesn’t want to get its hands dirty? :)

I ask this because it appears that every aspect of the raw lifestyle is covered from multiple angles, except for one.  You have; what to eat, how to eat it, how to transition to it, how to prepare it, how to work out once you’re eating it, how to have a relationship once you’re eating it, etc.  So what’s missing?

How about how to grow it?!

Is the raw community not interested in such information? 

The way we currently obtain our food has a huge environmental impact on our planet.  Transportation, importation, mono-crop production... the list goes on!

Isn’t it time to get our hands dirty and re-learn how to grow our food the way nature intended?

Just my two cents. :)

 

Cheers,

Stephen

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Very good point Stephen!

I've gotten back into growing my own and am now 'apprenticing' (really Woofing) on a friends vegan permaculture farm to learn how to grow things not only organically but via a system of vegan permanent agriculture.

Anyone can grow at least some of their food themselves, no matter how little (or no) space they have and no matter what the environment and temperature where they live is. I used to grow sprouts and herbs in my apartment with no backyard space. If you have a balcony or even a tiny yard you can grow potted dwarf fruit trees (some of these grow MASSIVE amounts of fruits!), greens, etc.

Experiencing my friends farm, really made me realise how important it it to learn the skills of growing food, local, homegrown, veganic food is the most environmentally sound food there is!

Right now we are heading into the colder months and even now I can grow lots of things in my garden, currently I have parsley, kale and lettuce, all things that grow easily and in high volume in the winter. When I've prepped some more beds, I'll also plant rocket and yet more kale (I eat a lot of greens!).

Happy gardening! :)

 

 

Fruit trees growing on my street ready to give lucious fruit and picking them off with your hand yourself...

 My dream come true indeed, this is what I see of the future! You just inspired me with your post to maybe go outside and plant some fruit plants! ;D

What about gaining valuable practical experience by Woofing? Willing Workers on Organic Farms. I've gotten into it in a roundabout way through a friend who has a permaculture food forest. I too live in the city and have a tiny back yard, which I really couldn't do anything permanent to anyway as I rent. So on weekends and on the holidays I got down to her farm and woof and learn some extremely valuable practical skills as well as get lots of knowledge. Plus I scoff down here greens and any fruit that's in season!

I'm looking into joining the woof network and travelling around Australia to woof, its a great cheap holiday while also being a valuable lesson for when I eventually get my little piece of land. :)

http://www.wwoof.org/

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