Recipe for a Healthy Planet

Grow Your Own Food

Why Grow Your Own Food?

Environmental benefits

“Long-distance transportation of produce relies heavily on fossil fuels. Growing your own food would help reduce the reliance on this transportation that is harming the environment. Also, by growing your own food, you are not using chemicals or pesticides that can harm the environment.” – UNH, 5 Reasons to Grow Your Own Food

Personal benefits

There are also personal benefits to growing your own food. According to the University of New Hampshire, growing fruits and vegetables in your own garden will lead to a more nutritious diet, an increase in physical activity (which promotes physical health and is a great way to absorb Vitamin D), and more money in the bank, thanks to spending less at the store.

Check out this article by One Green Planet, which succinctly expands on both these points.

Maybe you’ve wanted to grow your own vegetables but weren’t sure how to begin. Peruse these pages for some basic information on how to get started. Dig in, and enjoy the fruits (& veggies) of your labor!