For many, a gardener, the simple act of working the soil is enormously hopeful: by growing, we commit to the future. Individual and collective action here in Scotland can and will count when it comes to our climate emergency. For gardeners and community growers, our urgent role is to take things back to basics but with more intention and knowledge: doing what we know works, doing more with others and asking for help and support to get it right. Wherever you are on your journey, here are four steps to keeping hope alive.
- Nurture your soil
- Grow more of what you eat, and eat more of what you grow
- Grow for and with nature
- Make connections with what you do and why you do it
Let’s demonstrate climate solidarity and work together.