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Thursday, April 4, 2013

HOME GARDENING AND ITS BENEFITS


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GARDENING IS CONSIDERED A "LABOR OF LOVE" AND GARDENS PROVIDE HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND ENJOYMENT ADVANTAGES FOR THE GARDENER.  A HOME GARDEN PROVIDES A SOURCE OF FRESH PRODUCE WITHOUT UNKNOWN CHEMICALS.  

ORGANIC PRODUCE IS MORE COSTLY AT THE GROCERY STORE; HOWEVER, YOU CAN GROW YOUR OWN ORGANIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AT HOME WITHOUT THE USE OF CHEMICALS.  HOME GROWN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE SUPERIOR IN TASTE AND QUALITY TO STORE-BOUGHT PRODUCE, WHICH IS OFTEN PICKED BEFORE THE PLANT IS RIPE.  IT ALSO LOSES ITS NUTRIENTS FROM THE TIME IT'S HARVESTED, SHIPPED TO THE SUPERMARKET, AND BOUGHT BY THE CONSUMER.  

ORGANIC GARDENING AT HOME HAS A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT.  SETTING UP A COMPOST PILE WITH CERTAIN RECYCLED KITCHEN AND YARD WASTE PROVIDES A NUTRIENT-RICH ADDITIVE FOR YOUR GARDEN,  THUS REDUCING POLLUTION AND GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION.  

HOME GARDENING HAS MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS, AS WELL.  DOCTORS IN THE UK ARE NOW PRESCRIBING GARDENING AS A WAY TO BEAT DEPRESSION.  JUST BEING OUTSIDE AND ONE WITH NATURE CAN BE VERY SOOTHING AND HELPS TO REDUCE STRESS.

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING GROWING YOUR OWN PRODUCE BUT NOT CERTAIN HOW TO BEGIN, The Food For Everyone Foundation ENCOURAGES AND FOSTERS SUSTAINABLE GARDENING THROUGH THEIR BOOKS AND CD/DVD GARDENING SEMINARS FEATURING THE MITTLEIDER GARDENING METHOD.  THIS SITE OFFERS A WEALTH OF INFORMATION ON NON-POLLUTING AND ECOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE FOOD PRODUCTION PROCEDURES.  

The Mittleider Gardening Library
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6 Steps to Successful Gardening
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Canned Garden Seeds
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THESE ARE JUST A SAMPLING OF WHAT IS AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU GET YOUR GARDEN READY FOR A PRODUCTIVE GROWING SEASON AND HARVEST. 

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1 comment:

  1. Great post! I love growing my own organic veggies x

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