Powell River’s 50 Mile (80.5 km) Food Challenge: 2012 Edition
50 Reasons to Eat & Grow Local Food
Growing your own food locally… allows us to learn the art and science of growing or foraging for food — and it’s an ever-changing process depending on so many factors like soil composition, temperature, elevation, access to sunlight, etc.
Growing your own food increases our personal autonomy and food self-reliance, with the added benefit of making the wider community also more resilient: plant a row for your neighbours!
Growing your own food improves our soil through gardening, making our land & yards more valuable… and more beautiful. Stop wasting your time on maintaining grass that depletes the soil. Try a lasagna garden or if you just want green pastures, plant clover instead (it’s green, attracts bees, is more resistant to drought, and actually nurtures the soil — so you can more successfully start a garden there later on).