Unfortunately, Americans waste 40% of our food, contributing to 25% more methane emissions in our atmosphere. Now I know we can’t compost everything but we all eat and throw away food scraps, we all cut our lawns if we have them, and so why not recycle those food scraps and grow something. Even if you’re not growing anything, you are still reducing the amount of food waste you produce. Now imagine if everyone in the world did the same thing. I wonder what kind of difference that would make? This is where my motto lines up with my purpose…….
Making your own compost can save you a heck of a lot of money as a gardener. Even though I juice fruits and vegetables
3 times a week and cut the lawn often, I still don’t have enough organic waste to produce the amount of compost I need. Believe it or not, the organic food scraps that I add to the compost break down very quickly. We have two 30 gallon bins outside and we don’t make enough food waste to fill both at the same time. Right now I only have a raised garden bed and lots of potted fruits and vegetables. I low-key want to be able to eat only from my garden to survive if I had to..lol.
Organic gardening may be extra work but it’s well worth the efforts. In case you didn’t know, organic farming, like any regular farming, still uses pesticides and fungicides to prevent critters from destroying their crops. So whether the food you buy in the store says organic or not, does not mean it’s avoided chemical sprays 100%. In turn; this is the reason why I want to grow my own vegetables, at least I’ll know what I did to it from seed to table.