Food crop trees/shrubs/herbs on public land

We should invest in planting fruit trees, hazel for nuts and coppicing, even herbs for homeopathic medicinal  use and numerous other crops on public land.  The fruit/crop could be harvested to provide a resilient income for the council and help the local community at the same time. The produce could be sold in pop-up shops as it becomes available and with proper planning could provide jobs in each community for planters, harvesters, shopkeepers, and distribution.

Why the contribution is important

This would help reduce food poverty and improve the health of our towns.  It may help to reduce the strain on local services like NHS, could provide jobs,and provide an additional revenue stream for the council.  Also, it could help redevelop unproductive land and empower locals to look after their own environment.

by Gordon on November 08, 2015 at 01:32PM

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Comments

  • Posted by abell December 17, 2015 at 02:55

    Since this Council cannot suitably run the grass cutting and the green waste departments, I seriously doubt they would cope with this great suggestion!
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