Monday, March 14, 2011

How Suburban Gardens and Local Action Heal the Planet

 Grow food not lawns

There is a growing grassroots movement in suburban and urban areas where the local action of growing food is beginning to profoundly transform our neighborhoods and our world. It begins first with a simple attitude shift, when we start thinking of our lawns and backyard gardens as opportunities for sustainably growing food. As we each start to plant a seed, we are healing not only ourselves, but the planet as well.

10 Ways Sustainable Gardening Practices will Positively Transform Your Neighborhood:

1. Turn “Waste” into Soil
Practices such as composting household waste builds healthy soil and reduces landfill: food scraps and other kitchen waste, paper and cardboard, and garden trimmings are recycled back into the soil. Productive gardens start with healthy soil...

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