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demand. It is unfortunate that have done not what needs to be There is a scene in Withnail and I
during the 1980’s and 1990’s and done. at the end where someone says
the start of this century food was “They are selling hippy wigs in
so cheap as this meant allotments What was your best new Woolworths man, it’s the end of a
were left empty and therefore gardening discovery in 2008? decade”. The products being sold
sold off. Tomatillos! Really easy to grow at the end of a decade can often
I think that people could do more and delicious. sum that decade up and I was
by lobbying their council, with told that Sainsbury’s are selling
a group of four or more they What’s your most thumbed coffee bags made into shopping
can demand the council make gardening book? bags. Ok that’s good (I think), but
adequate provision for them. I would like to say my own, and like the hippy wigs in Woolworths
well it is really. I think because I it somehow misses the point. I
If someone was just starting know it better than I could ever would like to see people making
out with their first plot of land know any other book so I know much more of their own stuff
and taking their first steps what’s in it. Before my book, I and growing their own food, it is
towards self sufficiency, what used to use the Vegetable and difficult to be truly green if you
advice would you give them to Herb expert. are a massive corporation.
get them started?
Don’t take on more than you can Do you think that people will What’s the best thing about
handle is the best advice, year continue to be as eco-friendly being a part of the Self-
after year I see people take on full given the economic downturn? Sufficientish community?
size plots and it is more than they Well yes and no. I think that some Getting to be outside as much as
can handle. They end up giving of the higher priced eco luxuries possible and spending less time
it up. For working people a half will take a battering but our in front of a computer.
plot is plenty. Also when trying brand of being eco is booming.
to weed a plot do it backwards so Eco consumerism seems like a If you had to come up with a one-
that you can only see what you contradiction in terms really. paragraph description of your
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