Stacking Benefits of Gardens
When you plant a garden, you are doing more than practicing a resilient skill, and cultivating mouth watering beefsteak tomatoes.
You are reducing food miles by creating sustenance locally, without the need for costly and dirty energy inputs. You can skip the application of dangerous pesticides and fertilizers, and instead of harvesting early to prolong shelf-life, you get the ripest, best tasting, most nutritious version of your vegetable.
But it goes even further than that. Regenerative gardening can help to reverse climate change. Soil is a giant carbon sink, and healthy soil devours and stores CO2 in the ground.
Regenerative Victory Gardens
During the World Wars people in the US proudly and patriotically grew gardens in theiryard, to better localize their food production to reserve resources and labor for battle efforts.
Today we are called to face an even bigger and more wide ranging global threat, dangerously positioned to tear apart the delicate ecosystem we and all other species depend on.
Enter Green America’s new campaign, rallying people around the world to plant a garden that grows local produce while sequestering greenhouse gas.
In the video below, Rosario Dawson and Ron Finley walk you through how to plant your very own Climate Victory Garden!
Take Action with Green America’s current green economy campaigns, focused on tackling climate change, building fair trading systems, stopping corporate abuse, protecting our food, and growing the green economy: https://www.greenamerica.org/take-action and to learn more about this campaign, see: https://www.greenamerica.org/climate-victory-gardens
Fertile Soil for Cleaner Skies
To create a regenerative garden, you want to keep as much carbon in the soil as you can, which thankfully, also can increase your soil health, water and nutrient conservation, and ultimately yield and quality of your produce. Here is a quick list of their tips:
5 Ways to Make your Garden Regenerative
- Ditch the Chemicals
- Keep the Soil Covered
- Encourage Biodiversity
- Grow Food
For more information on gardening, permaculture, and cultivating great soil, check out the Permaculture + Sustainability selections in Communities Bookstore!