Cardiff residents inspired to grow their own fruit & veg during lockdown

Almost 14,000 plants, seeds and growing kits are being distributed during lockdown as part of a city-wide campaign to encourage people to grow their own vegetables. A team of 70 volunteers across 16 projects will reach over 3,000 households with seeds or plants, with more than 100 people joining online growing classes.

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My Lockdown List: Cardiff Food Collections, Deliveries & Subscriptions

On Friday, Mark Drakeford announced that from tomorrow, we will all be allowed to meet up in parks and private gardens, as long as we maintain social distancing, avoid contact, and limit it to two households at a time. Like everyone else in the country, I can’t wait to make the most of this new lease of freedom and meet up with friends and family who I’ve not seen for weeks on end. Picnics in the park are about to become a daily occurrence for me!

But before I get ready to spend 99.9% of my free time in the local parks, I wanted to give a shout out to the deliveries and subscriptions that have made the last few weeks – mostly spent eating and drinking in our small Canton garden – that much more bearable.

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Food Waste falls at Home during Coronavirus lockdown

A new WRAP study shows that householders have become more resourceful in managing their food during the Coronavirus lockdown – from using up cupboard stocks, to meal planning, freezing leftovers and batch-cooking. Meanwhile, in Cardiff, a new online food information hub details the ways that people can be part of a city-wide response to the crisis; whether that’s by supporting local food businesses, volunteering to feed the local community, reducing food waste or growing food at home.

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COVID-19 brings our relationship with nature into sharp focus

Whilst our relationship with the natural world can play a huge part in cheering us up at this difficult time, the way we engage with the non-human world around us is exactly what got us into this mess. Our health and wellbeing as a species has always been dependent on how we treat the planet and everything which exists on it, but if this virus has taught us anything, it’s that for far too long we’ve been getting it seriously wrong.

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