There are a lot of reasons for growing food locally. First, people enjoy gardening – it’s near the top of every list of popular hobbies. After all, most of us can trace our roots back to relatives, who before the 20th Century, grew or raised at least part of their own food.
Second, what you grow and can eat helps with food costs – if you watch how much you spend in growing the food. Native plants that can be used as food require virtually no cost. For example, stinging nettle which makes a nutty-tasting vegetable grows wild and all we need to do is pick it with gloves and boil it. [Read more…]