If you’ve faced empty shelves at the grocery store during the pandemic, you might be wondering how secure your food supply actually is. Or even if things aren’t that bad where you live, you might be stressed out by all the bad news and looking for a hobby to take your mind off things.
In either case, this is a great opportunity to spend more time gardening and growing more of your own food.
With gardening, each season is different, but each season also has common themes. So you don’t want to make the same mistakes over and over.
How would you like to learn about some of these topics?
- Soil health
- Watering best practices
- How to deal with pests
- How to buy the best foods for your body
- How to prioritize your planting schedule
- And more!
Gardening For Sustainable Living
Before the pandemic hit, my family and I were heading to a more simple way of living. As someone who had lived with chronic illness for over a decade, we realized that the stress and chemicals present in our lives was toxic to our health and mental well being.
I gave up medication and started treating myself with natural therapies. I first turned to garden projects to help alleviate anxiety and get me out in in the sun. Part of my issues I believe are due to the fact I was vitamin d deficient and needed to be putting more natural foods in to my body instead of chemically processed garbage.
Last year we really started getting into sustainable living and created several gardens on our small town property.
We had actually planned on moving this summer , however, with current world events, we have had to delay those plans so we are focusing on creating a food forest on our existing property.
The value in this bundle is immeasurable! Especially if you are a beginner gardener …
You may be facing gardening challenges like we are like gardening in small spaces and not having acres of land to grow your food.
Get creative! If you have space, build a raised enclosed garden . This is actually one of immediate projects.
Container gardens can also be utilized to grow many things like an herb garden, tomatoes , peppers, potatoes and so much more.
So many things can be grown in containers and there are many ways you can start living a more sustainable life.
You can learn about:
Gardening Tips & Sustaible Living For Beginners
Angi and her family have been turning their 1.5 acres into something that can supply many of their needs for years to come (that includes gardens, fruit trees, chickens and bees).
Join in on the webinar to see what 8 Mistakes Gardeners Make And How To Fix Them
Grow Your Own Healthy Food To Preserve
If you are anything like me then you LOVE variety! We also started a seed bank last year and continue to add to it.
I love being able to walk out my front door and pick a big , juicy heirloom tomato , grab herbs to season my dishes or dry and just be able to pick fresh, organic food for meals and canning recipes.
Have you started planning your garden or is there something about sustainable living that you would like to know more about? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!
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