- Eat Healthy
For many of us we simply ignore that we eat out-of -season fruits or veggies or don’t bother enough to know that our favourite fruit or veggie was forced to mature using harmful carcinogenic chemicals or the meat we consume is boosted of hormones and antibiotics. Can you imagine what those chemicals and processes do to our body and to our soil?
The VillageGreenShop was created to respond to that challenge and bring you bio-dynamically produced meat, dairy, and organic fruits, herbs and veggies; we also tell you where your food comes from and how it was produced. We don’t want to compromise your health and the health of our planet.
- Eat Seasonal Buy Local together
Did you know that if you buy produce in a supermarket you’ll find that transportation is most of the cost?
Make it low impact by buying local and collaboratively, eating seasonal, and supporting ethical shops that enables you to make the right choices.
We encourage you to group-buy simply because an individual doesn’t make as much savings or impact as a community.
And is it not great that more people eat real healthy foods? Also we can reduce carbon emission together if by the same amount of fuel in transporting these items we deliver to as many people in one location each time! The savings we don’t keep but is passed on to you as discount according to volume/frequency of orders each community makes!
- Food poverty
Growth in population will come from developing countries therefore much of the demand for food will come from this region but urbanization is accelerating at a rapid pace as reported by FAO. It maybe simplistic to say that one of the solutions is to grow your own food or harness unused spaces in the city for productive spaces. Bill Mollison, founder of permaculture, might be correct that…” solutions remain embarrassingly simple”. How might we turn consumers as co-producers?
TheVillageGreenShop aims to bring farming in every home and space in the city by regenerating derelict, unused and abandoned properties and lawns at home into green spaces for community allotment farms. We transform them into productive raised beds, vertical or horizontal soil-free or on ground garden where you can grow your own vegetables and cultivate your small worm compost system. We developed City Growth Farm project to rethink and redesign unused spaces. If you want to convert your space at home or community, let us know by calling at 0927 675 199 or emailing us at the firstname.lastname@example.org
- Food waste
Millions of people die of malnutrition and yet mountains of food appallingly end up in our landfill. According to Gustavson in her report to FAO “in low-income countries, most loss occurs during production, while in developed countries much food – about 100 kilograms (220 lb) per person and year – is wasted at the consumption stage’.
At home, if you open your fridge, how much of the food you buy you bin each week including school lunches of your children, how about in restaurants, hotels, shops, wet markets, supermarkets…etc.
How might we raise awareness that our decisions and habits have consequent impacts to our environment?
We bottle up perishable fruits and veggies before it gets discarded. It makes sense in a world where food waste end up in our landfill and others die of malnutrition or hunger.
We foodcycle items approaching sell by date that may otherwise be thrown to the garbage by distributing them to homes and shelters for orphans and old people.
If we plan our food shopping smartly to avoid wastage, and producers target issues in the supply chain to reduce if not avoid wastage, and policy makers and government mobilise their political will, we can make a difference.