Sustainability: Meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Making our lives more sustainable may just be an answer to many of the problems in the world today. Rising prices, environmental issues, the pandemic, supply problems are something that all of us are currently living through. We end up being anxious and insecure, feeling threatened and isolated at the same time.
Over the past two years, many people have turned that uncertainty in something very productive and reassuring: vegetable gardening. Being able to feed your family, regardless of the world around us, provides huge comfort.
Growing your own food has may benefits. Carbon emissions from transportation drop when food doesn’t have to be shipped from California or Mexico. You can guarantee your homegrown food hasn’t been exposed to chemicals or radiation. Gardening is very beneficial to emotional and physical health and also serves as excellent family time allowing you teach the next generation an important survival skill.
Vegetable gardening, canning and freezing also keeps the family food costs down. Best of all, the flavour of home grown food tastes great!
Practice sustainability whenever you can and help the planet whenever you can. When it comes down to it, every day is Earth Day!
Garth Davey April 2022