Another project? You’re already running from sun up to sun down chasing kids, a busy job, yoga, classes, not to mention fitting in a bit of social time.
With our help, a vegetable garden can fit into a small space and a busy schedule. All you need is water, will and lots of sunshine.
Here are 5 reasons to get down and dirty:
1. Fresh-picked high-quality organic vegetables.
It doesn’t get more local than your own backyard. Veggies are at their tastiest and most nutritious when they’re fresh-picked, and when they’re picked ripe. Fresher-than-fresh veggies from right outside your back door. No food miles and no ripening in the back of a transport truck.
2. Knowing where your food comes from.
We’re talking natural organic vegetable gardening. The only things going into your food are fresh air, sunshine, and compost and natural fertilizers when your plants need an extra boost. No chemicals and no contamination during packaging – cause there’s no need for packaging!
3. Learn how to grow your own food (and teach your friends and family)
Not to get all doom and gloom, but knowing how to grow your own food is an important life skill just in case… you know…. society collapse, apocalypse, peak oil, etc. Also, your kid can be the one kid in class who doesn’t answer, “from the store” when their teacher asks, “where does your food come from?”
Planting a seed and watching it grow is its own little miracle. And when that little miracle is putting the tastiest, most nutritious food on your table, while at the same time reducing your environmental footprint? Well, that’s just fantastic.
4. Reduce stress, get outside and get in touch with nature.
In our climate-controlled lives, allowing your garden to bring you outside every day to take a breath, connect with the passing of the seasons and take a moment for yourself is arguably the most valuable thing your vegetable garden can do for you. Let your vegetable garden take your stress away and slow life down – even for just a moment.
5. Create community and share with neighbours.
It’s amazing how something as simple as a vegetable garden, especially one in the front yard, can get neighbours talking to each other for the first time in years – sharing tips, ideas and great food.
Time to get planning.