What have we done to the world? Look what we've done.

What about flowering fields? Is there a time.

What about the bleeding Earth? Can't we feel its wounds?

What about nature's worth? It's our planet's womb.

Wise words indeed from a wise-man, we're sure you'd all agree. And if Jacko was alive today, you bet your bad-ass that he'd be downloading today's App of The Day quicker than you can say "not guilty".


All jokes aside, the Earth is pretty much buggered because of the actions of modern man.

Hey, we're not getting all high and mighty here and saying that we're not to blame - we are a consumer technology focused website after all. But just because you're guilty of contributing doesn't mean that it's hypocritical to do your bit where you can.

And today's app is a great way in which technology can help you do something green.

The app is the work of the BTCV (formerly British Trust for Conservation Volunteers) and is part of its Carbon Army campaign.

But don't worry, this isn't an app that tells you to switch off all your favourite kit, and never buy any new gadgets - it's one that encourages you to grow your own food at home.

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The app has a roll barrel calculator where you input your garden, balcony or plot size to find out exactly how much food you could grow.

Once calculated, you'll see how much food you could grow and how much money they could save on supermarket fruit and veg. You'll also get a rewarding "i grow i save" score that tells you how many food miles (the distance food travels from source) you'd save.

Tom Flood CBE, BTCV’s CEO said: "A growing number of people are starting to grow their own as a response to recession and concern about where their food comes from.

"Growing your own is simple, fun and can help you save money and take action against climate change.

"This app is a great way to communicate BTCV’s messages and show just how easy it is to get growing."

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There's also recipes on board from all your favourite outdoorsy types including Julia Bradbury, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Alan Titchmarsh, Charlie Dimmock and Linda Barker and there's even a donate button if you want to do more.

Grab it now, and get growing.