You can do a lot of actions to make yourself a good citizen. Choices around food are central to how I try to make an impact on the world. That is why I think gardening is good citizenship. With the food issues present in the world today and the environmental problems growing your own food is a way to make a small impact while connecting to the earth and the world around you.
I grew up with a backyard garden and always wanted one of my own. We tried a few years ago when we lived in California. The landscaping and layout were beautiful, but the results weren’t great. This year has been a little better, but I am still learning a lot. I fear this section might be more about my mistakes and how not to do things but maybe that will save you some mistakes I have already made.
It is almost Fall as I am starting this category so I am gearing up for some planting and prepping of beds that might be helpful if you hope to start a garden of your own in the spring.
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Podcasts on gardening & farming