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Growing your own food is an eco-friendly activity for several reasons. First of all, it reduces your dependence on food that travels many miles to reach your kitchen.
Buying food at the grocery store contributes to the emissions of harmful carbon and other pollutants from the transportation process.
Secondly, growing your own food also minimizes the use of fertilizer and pesticides that are often found in commercial food production.
And to top up these benefits, growing your own foods can be fun and rewarding. It allows you to have the exact type of produce that you want. Many supermarkets only stock certain typical varieties. With your own garden, you can add diverse choices of fruits and vegetables to every meal.
You could also experiment and try out produce that you would otherwise might not have tried!
Growing your own food also helps you save money. By not buying produce from a store, you can spend the savings on entertaining with friends and family or other fun activities. Plus, a food garden will add to the value of your house. How is that for a great return on investment?
Finally a food garden is a great hobby that not only gives you fresh produce to improve your health and wellbeing, but it also gives your inner joy by connecting you with nature and the basic cycle of creation. This, we believe gives you some serious bragging rights!! :-)