.....and yet, according to Jonathan Essex of the Green House Think Tank, ‘there is absolutely no reason why we cannot be self- sufficient in at least these fruits.’ All the more reason to nurture and protect existing traditional orchards and create new community orchards.. Reduce food miles. Increase resilience. Nurture biodiversity. Build community spirit.
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Gareth is an ecologist interested in conserving traditional orchards and heritage fruit, for people and wildlife.