The vitality of the soil is a prerequisite for our survival. If we exploit the soils and weaken or kill the soil life, the nutrient cycles no longer function and there is nothing left for us to build on, in the truest sense of the word.

This in advance, so that it can be understood how crucial it is that our soils are truly alive.
The more diverse the soil life - by the way, more living things exist in a handful of soil than there are people on earth - the more valuable the fruits we harvest from our planting areas, the better for our immune systems, for our overall health.

Earth falls out of hand

Conventional vegetables from the supermarket usually come from depleted soils that are poor in trace elements. Consequently, these are also sparsely represented in the plants we eat. In addition, much of the valuable ingredients are lost during transportation. To compensate for these deficiencies, we end up swallowing all kinds of dietary supplements.

So there's a lot to be said for providing ourselves, at least in part, with healthy vegetables and herbs from our own garden or balcony. Yes, exactly, also smallest surfaces such as a balcony can be already extremely efficient, which concerns the self supply; in addition one must go only once on Katharina Heuberger on-line magazine, then one becomes fast clear.

Apart from that, a partial self-sufficiency from the garden can also be our personal contribution to climate improvement. And to the improvement of our mood :D
. A figure in addition: 12 million ha of soil outside Europe is used to provide us with food. I don't think anything needs to be added to that.