After a year of confinement, home fruit and vegetable growing has officially taken root, with more than half of adults growing their own produce in the past 12 months.
The trend is particularly popular among younger adults, with six out of ten 18- to 34-year-olds growing up on their own, and now a former Beatle and his family are spearheading an effort to increase the number even further, on behalf of Linda. . McCartney.
Saving money (32 percent), helping the environment (23 percent), being more sustainable (28 percent), and eating more fruits and vegetables (15 percent) are some of the reasons people are choosing popsicles. .
The survey, for Linda McCartney Foodsfound that 70 percent of adults want to grow even more produce at home, but can’t.
The biggest barrier is lack of space, said 27 percent of those surveyed, and half of adults, including 66 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds, wish they had a larger garden area.
Another 13 percent simply wish they had a garden.
In order to help people like these, the vegetarian food company has announced its ‘Grow your own with Linda’ initiative.
The initiative is building ‘growth spaces’ in urban areas across the UK, the company told SWNS News, while a Grow Your Own Guide will soon be available on its website.
Linda, the wife of Beatle Paul McCartney for 29 years, until her death from cancer, was a vegetarian and founded Linda McCartney Foods nearly three decades ago.
Paul said: “We are very happy to bring this initiative to people across the UK and continue the legacy of goodness that Linda established for her vegetarian food company 30 years ago.
“Linda was trying to show that being nice didn’t mean having to give up on delicious food.
“Through this project we hope to be able to train more people across the UK to try to grow and eat their own. Dive in and have fun. “
Two-thirds of the survey participants enjoy growing so much that they would live happily off their own home-grown food if they could.
Home growers already enjoy an average of three meals a week that contain produce they grow themselves.
It also emerged that 72 percent believe that growing their own food products is good for mental health, and 68 percent agree that it also encourages them to have a better diet.
Other benefits of home-grown foods include giving you a reason to go out (52 percent) and being more ethical than some mass-produced foods (29 percent).
And, in particular, 48 percent think that home-grown produce tastes better than store-bought items.
However, the survey, conducted through OnePoll, found that two-thirds (66 percent) would like to have more knowledge about growing crops, and those between the ages of 18 and 34 are especially interested. (77 percent).
Grower and gardener Diarmuid Gavin, who offers his experience on the project, said: “This has been a great initiative to be involved in, especially at a time when the outdoors and nature have become even more valuable in the enclosure. .
“I hope the Grow Your Own Guide can be an inspiration for people who live in flats, tower blocks, and without a lot of outdoor space to see how much they can grow with their bare hands and some recycled containers.”
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