Between the 1950s and the present day, there has been a 65% reduction in allotment land in the UK.
Nurturing enthusiasm for growing food closer to home could benefit people, wildlife and the global food system.
A gardening supply shortage during the pandemic showed our ill-preparedness to grow our own food. Permanent backyard veggie gardens can help us survive the next crisis, and provide everyday benefits.
Supermarkets and farms have acted to ensure they discard fewer "ugly" and "wonky" fruit and vegetables. However, the bulk of the problem lies with households.
Everything you need to know about the humble spud.