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The world is in lockdown. The garden centres are closed and seeds are in short supply. Now is the perfect time to find new and creative ways to grow food using limited resources.

It does not matter if you live in a small flat in a busy city or in a remote part of Scotland, everyone can grow some food in these challenging times.

Dig for Victory visits one of Somerset’s leading veg growers Peter Macfadyen. aka Guru Greens. In this video Peter shows us how we can recycle tetra packs and other recycling to make plant pots.

How to make plant pots from tetra packs and other recycled stuff

Peter has written two books on taking power at a local level – the first is a DIY guide to taking over your council and the second, what to do when you have!

Peter founded the Frome Town council and many initiatives around sustainability that are now being rolled out all over the world so its great that he is now helping people to grow food!

As well as helping people to make great stuff happen in their local communities Peter has been growing food for over 40 in an attempt to be as self sufficient as possible. Peter lives very lightly on the plant refusing to fly and only drives when it’s really essential (pre corona Virus).

As we try to move to consume less it makes sense to re-use old pots and propagate seeds where possible. Now is also a perfect time to share seeds, skills and resources and the food growing movements has always been at the forefront of the sustainability movement. With a few hours work a week we can literally save hundreds of pounds of our yearly food bill and also have more control of where our food comes from.

LOVE IT TV have created Dig for Victory, a campaign education people on how best to grow food in these challenging times. We have a youtube channel that gets over 25,000 clicks a month that has loads of great content around growing food and living lighter on the earth. We also have a Dig for Victory facebook page that has loads of free content and a video diary allowing everyone to follow us through the year as we grow loads of food without spending loads of money!

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