insideKENT Magazine Issue 59 - February 2017 - Page 107

PLANT A GARDEN

It ’ s remarkable how much good even the smallest patch of green space can do for the environment – growing your own veg means you can buy less that ’ s been flown around the world , therefore lowering your carbon footprint and supporting local producers , and growing herbs and flowers will attract important pollinators like birds , bees and butterflies , who are disappearing fast due to the use of nasty pesticides and insecticides . If you don ’ t have access to a patch of land , get involved with a community gardening like Roots to Growth in West Sussex ( www . rootstogrowth . org . uk ), or Windmill Community Gardens in Kent ( www . windmillcommunitygardens . org ) where you can learn to work with the land and embrace the natural growing cycles of the seasons . 107