A lot has been made of the worsening food situation not only in Kenya but the whole world. The debate on how to end the food crisis often ends in a duality between industrial food and organically produced food. Growing your own food, especially through regenerative agriculture is one of the best routes toward a food-secure economy. Here is why:
More nutritious food: Unlike industry-processed foods, food straight from the farm is more nutritious and allows you to live a healthy lifestyle, one that is core to the Green Heart of Kenya way of life. Nutritious foods are healthier and better for your consumption.
Save money: Food is increasingly more expensive. With resources such as labour and land at your disposal, growing your own food is ultimately a money saver. If you don’t have the land, you can lease from organisations supporting regenerative agriculture practices like Green Heart of Kenya.
A better, fresher taste: Many people would argue with the taste because chemicals can make anything tasty but are they healthy? Planting your own food not only guarantees that the food will be fresh but also that it will taste good and always be fresh.
Some exercise with an added advantage of Vitamin D: Gardening can be fun, healthy, and nourishing to the body. Don’t you want to have the satisfaction of having the best food, working for it, and keeping fit while at it? Planting your own food allows all that, provided you are happy to do it.
Beneficial to the environment: There are many elements that are removed from the equation when you grow your own food. Some include transportation, industrial emission, plastics, and the general carbon footprint you have as an individual. That might sound small but when more people follow similar principles, the effect is massive. Green Heart of Kenya is keen on sustainable ecosystems and a sustainable environment. If you plant your own food, you will be contributing a lot in that direction.
Planting your own food not only benefits your health but also gives you a sense of pride among the few that plant and eat healthily. We are happy to help you along those lines and members of our Green Heart of Kenya family will enjoy this through our model farms.