Vegetable Gardening is on the Rise

I saw on Good Morning America, that 25% of americans have began growing their own vegetables over that last year. That’s up 15% from last year.

Many others had joined food co-ops and CSA’s to offset the rise in the cost to ship in veggies from outside of your local community.

Why does it take economic catastrophies to motivate people to do what they should be doing anyway? Buying locally, eating in season veggies, and using your land for something more than just a pretty plot to look are just a few of the things that would diminish our demand on the worlds resources. Not to mention our dependency on our natural resources.

I admonish you to think of one thing you could do today that could reduce your personal demand on the worlds resources. Whether it be recycling, planting a vegetable garden or declining the offer of a grocery bag the next time you purchse a small item from the store.


  1. Earthmommy says

    I think more and more poeple are realizing that we must become more self-sufficient in order to survive. The burdens on our natural resources and our Earth are far beyond what they should be and e are untimately doing ourselves in.

    We had a garden this summer too and really enjoyed eating food we grew ourselves. We have plans for next year to step that up and grow about twice what we did this year. It was great fun, and such a joy to watch how excited our little one was by the whole process.


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