Planting vegetables (and fruit) and building communities

The Brexit omni-shambles is heading to a toxic, divisive and potentially chaotic conclusion if we exit the EU with no deal. Most of the Leavers and Remainers we know are feeling totally alienated from the political process and are losing faith in the system. There’s a sense that we’re just pawns in a bigger game and that our hopes, aspirations and fears simply don’t matter to those who presume to rule over us.

What Alternative Estuary is about is encouraging people to start taking back control over their lives and communities from the grassroots upwards. One way we can start doing that is by setting up community gardens for the production of food. A no deal Brexit could potentially pose a threat to food supplies, particularly imported fresh vegetables and fruit that would only be seasonally available here in the UK. Community vegetable and fruit gardens are a long term…

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