Report Obamas Ready To Start A White House Garden in House prices and the economy Posted March 20, 2009 It may be naive but I wish the UK would push local food production more. Community farms could become the lifeblood for many industries and skills..from engineering to accounting to restaurants and local shops. Grow food and add value to it! this then supports even wider industry, canning and packaging. Use the waste for local renewable energy projects, small local energy production is more efficient than spending millions on large centralised schemes. This sounds naive, but is already being done in USA. They even have their own canning plant - and distribute food to the food kitchens of America. People are out of work, and many likely to stay out of work... give them a sense of community and purpose, Let them keep the dole money and still work full or part-time on the farms. Allow them to profit share, if there is a profit...or at least allow them to take some of the food home.. People keep saying we have nothing in this country, no oil, no gas, no financial services anymore. We have land and People and, at the moment, the opportunity to export food for a good profit in the light of our tanking pound..or at least feed ourselves cheaply...but we import most of our food! We need to start to build on the little we do have.