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Take a trip to your local Farmers' MarketHelpA farmers' market is one in which local farmers or producers sell their own produce. All products sold should have been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholder. FARMA, the National Farmers' Retail & Markets Association, independently assesses and certifies the markets so you can be confident you are supporting your local community and economy, and reducing your food miles.
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Use rainwater (not tapwater) to water plantsHelpDo you really need drinking water that has been processed, filtered and then pumped to your house to water the plants? This requires the use of power and infrastructure. Important as this is for the water we drink it is unnecessary for plants and as such is a waste of both water and energy. Use a bucket or rainwater butt outside to catch rainwater instead.
Take part in Buy Nothing DayHelpJoin in the non-consumer movement that encourages us to live more by shopping less. Use the free day to catch up with friends, join in with a community activity or spend the day discovering your surrounding area.
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Grow your own fruit and vegHelpDid you know: Growing your own fruit and vegetables reduces all the energy and waste which normally goes into getting food from the field to your plate - such as transport, refrigeration and packaging. And you can monitor the amount and type of fertiliser and nutrients used to grow your food.
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