Updated: Jul 12
REDUCE YOUR GROCERY BILL
& CARBON FOOTPRINT...
AWAKEN YOUR TASTE BUDS
A BACKYARD GARDEN
If everyone planted a vegetable garden we could slow the progression of climate change. How? Gardens provide us with food, pollinators, healthy soil and food.
Plants absorb carbon dioxide into the soil.
HOW TO START A CLIMATE VICTORY GARDEN
Plan your plot - a small plot or pot or container gardens on a balcony
Prep your space
Choose your seasonable vegetables (appropriate for your weather conditions)
Plant your garden
Keep weeds at bay
A BALCONY GARDEN
Live in a condo or small apartment? As long as you have a balcony, of any size....you can do it! By planting our own vegetable gardens and growing some of our own food we are reducing our grocery bill, reducing the shipment of food, resulting in less stress to our agricultural cultivations.
As plants die each winter, leaves, branches and roots die off and over time they decompose, adding more nutrients and carbon to the soil. Leaf mulch is better than wood mulch to protect your soil. Mulch decreases water use, curbs erosion, protects water sources and reduces water runoff.
Composting enriches the soil, reduces wastes, reduces the greenhouse gas of methane (21 times the global warming potential than carbon dioxide) and increases the quality of the soil.
Planting your own vegetable garden is fun and fulfilling. Watching your garden grow is therapeutic, relaxing and your tastebuds will thank you.