Gardeners are the key to saving the environment, according to the Prince of Wales, who has called on people to “be the change they want to see” by growing organic fruit and vegetables wherever they can, from allotments to containers on balconies.
The heir to the throne, who gardens 13 acres at his home Highgrove, insisted even a tiny patch of land can make a difference to the environment by sucking up carbon, providing food and creating habitat for birds and butterflies.
One of the country’s largest landowners said allotments are also important for community cohesion and teaching children about where food comes from.
"It is so encouraging to see the number of people starting to grow their own food, whether in their gardens, allotments or containers,” he said.
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