New member. I've been growing food for about 15 years now. I've worked on several organic farms, run a few veg box schemes on Arran, in Glasgow and Inverness. I've built lots of gardens too, including a 1 acre site in a High School in Inverness complete with 3 polytunnels, raised beds, and germination facilities.
These days I'm interested in food security and how on earth we plan to feed all the billions of people who are living in cities, given the fact that the fossil fuel driven agriculture sector is creaking at the edges. I'm trying to bring some products for city gardeners to the market...see my website, I'm also keen to see if there is any potential in using these ideas for community groups to take over areas of derelict land to grow food on. Perhaps these products might make temporary use of land earmarked for development at some time in the future possible. We need to get very creative about how we grow our food or there are going to be problems that we should have left behind decades ago.
Personal fave things to grow...everything green and leafy for the salad bowl, cabbages, courgettes, broad beans.
Favourite soil improver...seaweed. Mainly because you have to live near the sea to get it.