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Author Topic: Who thinks this should be in Europe?  (Read 2304 times)


  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Who thinks this should be in Europe?
« on: July 28, 2014, 12:09:51 pm »
I would love to hear what you all think.
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  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Middle ish of France
    • Cadeaux de La forge
Re: Who thinks this should be in Europe?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 12:31:00 pm »
A good idea if you can overcome the difficulties of distribution from rural areas to lilely needers in urban areas. A massive ammount of fruit and veg is chcuked becuase of size, shape and appearance so shoppers may not be acustomed to garden prduce. Also - given tht some supermarket checkout girls can not identify some fruit and veg would the low waged know how to prepare and cook freh veg.
The scheme would work better if surplus was for animal consumption rather than feeding animals on industrially produced pellets of unknown origin.
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  • Joined Apr 2014
Re: Who thinks this should be in Europe?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 03:59:56 pm »
Already happens in some areas.

Coeur de Chene

  • Joined Mar 2014
Re: Who thinks this should be in Europe?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 05:17:12 pm »
I think its a great idea.
It does happen informally here in France as I'm sure MAK knows. Traditionally, in the areas I've lived in, people grow as much as their land can support and they have time to grow. Then it is distributed amongst the neighbours and friends. My 82 year old neighbour is out on his tractor most days tending to 2 acres of veg which he will donate to the elderly and to the local nursing home.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Who thinks this should be in Europe?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 10:35:58 pm »
Excellent idea.


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