Thursday, April 7, 2011
Why you should grow your own food.
If you have children, exposing them to vegetable gardening is a wonderful learning experience. Preparing the soil, planting seeds, watering, and finally picking the ripe produce become lessons in patience and responsibility while providing healthy activities that the whole family can do together. And your kids are more likely to eat the veggies if they grew them!
The next time you are browsing through your local market, take a look at the produce labels for their country of origin. Peru, France, Spain...while great vacation spots, imagine the transportation costs to the environment to get these foods from there to your door. If you grow your own food, you take yourself out of that environmentally damaging process.
Growing your own food can be extremely satisfying! Imagine your pride as you sit down with your family to a meal featuring a veggie that you grew yourself, knowing that you are eating the freshest, healthiest food possible? Yes! You grew that zucchini!
And finally, tending a garden can be lots of fun, and a great way to escape the daily grind and get in touch with nature.