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Grow Your Own Food by Starting an Organic Garden

Enjoy the fruits of your labor by starting an organic garden. Gardens give you more knowledge about where your food comes from and more appreciation for the work that goes into growing it. Experiment and try growing your own herbs. It's easy to grow your own vegetable even if you live in the city and do not have a garden. Place planters and pots on the patio, deck or windowsill, and enjoy your own tomatoes, lettuce, peppers and fresh herbs. Organic Tomatoes

Respect the Environment

Remember that we all are a part of the Earth's ecosystem. Everything that is part of the environment has a reason to be there. When you touch something in nature, there is always a reaction down the road. We must honor it and think about the consequences of our actions. I encourage you to embrace Sustainable Living. Teach your children to respect the world around us as well; try getting the whole family to spend more time outdoors to remember your connection with the Earth.

Buy Locally Grown Food

Farmers's MarketSupport your local farmers by purchasing local produce. Buying local food helps the local farmers to stay in business, but it is also the healthiest food to consume. Food grown in your own community was probably picked within the past day or two. It is fresh, sweet and more nutritious.

Knowing where your food comes from and how it is grown or raised gives you choice of safe food from farmers who do not use chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, hormones and antibiotics, or genetically modified seed on their farms.

Contact us with your tips and experience about growing your own vegetable and buying local.

About Eco Friendly Living and Gardening

The author of Eco Friendly Living and Gardening site has been living a sustainable lifestyle for more than five years and it has totally changed her life. She lives in the country surrounded by nature, every day appreciating wildlife and the great outdoors.

Did You Know?

The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year, 3/4 of which is organic garbage that can be composted.


Tip of the Day

Fact: Conventional farming depletes soil carbon, preventing the soil from absorbing carbon dioxide.
Tip: Buy organic! The carbon in one acre of organic crop soil will pull up to 7,000 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere.

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Cree Indian Prophecy

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then you will find that money cannot be eaten.

Quote of the Day

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
  - John Muir

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