G = Grow UR Own
Plant the seed and watch it grow.
If you start growing your own food you’ll improve your health, connect with nature, save money, and teach kids where food really comes from (and its not the grocery store). The good news is that growing your own food isn’t as hard as we may make it out to be, and it can be quite rewarding.
- Turn any space into a garden whether its a windowsill, a balcony, a roof, a community garden, or an acre in a backyard. No direct sunlight? You can even grow indoors under lights.
- Do it for nutrition. Vegetables start to lose valuable nutrients the moment they’re picked, and it doesn’t get any fresher than straight from the garden to the table.
- Let your kids dig in and grow their own garden. They’ll be more likely to each fruits and vegetables if they grew them.
- Do it for the money. According the National Gardening Association, the average 600 sf garden costs $70 to plant, and produces about 300 pounds of fresh produce worth $600. That’s a $530 return on your investment.
- No time to garden? Do the next best thing, support local farmers by buying a share in a local CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture)
Simply put, gardening can have a positive impact on your entire family. Read up on ways to get your kids involved and really enjoy creative family time together.
Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle chronicles her family’s year of eating only locally raised foods. You can learn more about eating locally at Locavores.com.