Celebrating everyday organic heroes
Pukka Herbs and the Soil Association share a passion for the planet, and especially soil, and so do many of you. Our Organic Heroes campaign is celebrating the inspiring, everyday people who are doing their bit by choosing organic.
Meet Rosanna, who is campaigning for her Allotment to be pesticide free
As part of the Organic Heroes campaign, the Soil Association and Pukka Herbs are proud to celebrate heroes like Rosanna who are encouraging those around them to make a change, and working hard to connect their loved ones with the food on their plates.
Rosanna decided to start growing her own food on her allotment for her family to help show her children where their food is coming from, and also to have a cost effective way of providing healthy, home grown fruit, vegetables and herbs.
She is a firm believer in organic farming principles, but has discovered that if others around her in the allotment are not farming organically it inevitably impacts what she is growing, so she’s started a quiet campaign on her allotment to try and encourage everyone who grows food there to go organic, and resist using pesticide and chemicals on their plots. And encouragingly people are rallying behind her.
Together with a group of passionate people, Rosanna utilises the power of community to campaign for greener growing spaces. She uses her skills as an artist to make wooden signs for the allotment, that spur people on in neighbouring plots to resist and say no to pesticides.