Here are a few simple and easy things you can do to protect the ozone that will benefit you too, and generations to come:
1. Walk or cycle to the shops or a friend’s house rather than drive whenever that’s possible. It minimises unnecessary fumes that can harm the ozone layer, and it’s good for our health too.
2. Grow your own fruit and veggies. This can be as simple as starting with one plant.
3. If you can’t grow your own, try to buy local fruit and vegetables wherever possible. This begins with asking where they’re grown. You’ll have better luck with this at local spots in Harfield like The Deli on 2nd Avenue, or markets. How does this help protect the ozone layer? When we buy fruit and vegetables from the shops, most of the time we don’t know where they come from. They could have travelled from other provinces or even other countries to get here, clocking up unnecessary carbon miles.
And on that note, as temperatures rise slowly, it’s a great time to get planting!
September’s plant list:
Amaranth, Bush and climbing beans, Broadbeans, Beetroot, Butternut, Cauliflower, Carrot, Chard, Cape Gooseberry, Celery, Chives, Chili, Cucumber, Eggplant, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Leaf Mustard, Lettuce, Ginger, Globe artichokes, Jerusalem artichokes, Onion, Parsnip, Parsley, Peas, Potato, Pumpkin, Radish, Rhubarb, Sweetcorn, Sweet pepper, Sweet potato, Turnip, Tomato, Watercress, Watermelon, Zucchini
Enjoy Spring, everyone!