What can you grow at home?

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Feeding yourself and your family can become critical when the food supply systems are disrupted or external factors impact you.

Now is the best time to learn how to grow a diverse range of local plants:

  • Green leafy vegetables (in pots, containers, sacks, garden beds)
  • Herbs for nutrition and flavour
  • Fruit, nut or seed trees to be prepared for the future (e.g. moringa, avocado, nut, fruit tree)
  • Look ahead to consider planting any traditional or local staple crops (cassava, millet, traditional rice, sweet potato, bananas, teff, or choclo)

How can you help yourself by growing and eating a range of local food plants?

Look in the Food Plants International Database if you are not sure what can grow in your country, region or ecological zone (31000 plant species): www.foodplantsinternational.com

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