Grow Smarter - Not Harder While Protecting The Climate
Are you sick of waiting for politicians and governments to make the necessary changes that will help save the climate? I think it is time that each and every one of us starts to make a difference...and small changes and efforts can make a difference if millions of people do it! Starting in your own backyard seems like a drop in the ocean...but there are so many backyards and gardens!
If we all adopt gardening methods and techniques that will help to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, produce our own food without chemicals and zero food miles and start composting to avoid methane production from landfills … we all can contribute to mitigating climate change before it is too late.
Let's explore gardening advice & tips that will help save the climate!
What To Do In The Garden Now
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Do you want to do all
that without toxic chemicals, without harming the environment,
yourself and your family, neighbours,...so do I. And we do it here.
We grow organic nutrient-dense vegetables, fruit and herbs for
ourselves and for selling them to our loyal customers that value good
food. We are trying to create a sustainable system that requires
minimal inputs. This is, of course, a never-ending process of
learning, observing, thinking and planning. Nature is as always our
guide for developing our garden systems.
How To Grow
You can do all of that
too. Big garden or just a small one...they can all produce an
abundance of fruit and veg. Or beautiful flowers, shrubs,
roses,....whatever you want to grow.
As a gardener, you have
to learn how to grow plants obviously. This seems to be unbelievably
difficult and daunting for some people. But let me tell you it's
not!!! Anybody can learn to garden and grow things. Just remember:
plants are really similar to us. They need food and water and the
right environment to thrive.
It is your job as a
gardener to create that environment with the right conditions like
good soil, nutrients, water, sun or shade and a healthy ecosystem.
Click on the images for gardening advice on how to grow these plants:
Creating The Garden Of
A beautiful garden
always starts with a vision and then a good plan. Planning your
gardens means that you will have to analyze your wants and needs. A
thorough planning process takes everything into account: the site,
climate and soil conditions, your needs, maintenance, your gardening
skill level, available time and so on. If needed you hire a good
garden or permaculture designer for this. It might be money well
Developing a garden
means creating a space you will love to spend time in. To create a
space, you need structures like e.g. walls, hedges, footpaths all in
the right place. These created spaces then are enhanced with features
like ponds or water fountains, plants and flowers, decorative
containers or garden art. A decorative garden can also include edible
plants and vegetables if that is what you like.