Monday, 19 July 2010

Local exchange

We grew french beans this year instead of the usual runner version, and they are cropping madly in our garden. So madly, in fact, we exchanged a bundle of them for a bunch of carrots from our neighbour's allotment.

Just think of the teeny amount of carbon that must have been involved in that transaction, as there was no transport involved at all, only a little shoe leather! LETS (short for Local Exchange and Trading Schemes) rock!


  1. Yummy veggies! How do you have time to knit, sew AND garden!!!????

  2. I only do a little bit of each? Actually, dh is the gardening lead, and I am mainly the assistant - except for herb garden, which is my territory, and he has to keep his giant wellies off that patch!