Victory gardens and saving money
For a lot of people in this country and other parts of the world, money has become tight. People are looking for a way to stretch their funds to provide for themselves and their families. I get it. Do I have THE solution. No, but I do have something to suggest which I plan on beginning for myself (hopefully by month's end). A victory garden.
In times of war, countries promoted the idea of establishing a garden in front yards (and back), parks, rooftops of apartment complexes and basically anyplace where space could be had to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs. I haven't planted anything (besides fruit trees a couple of years ago) since I was a boy. As a family, we planted a garden and it did produce. Personally, I have never been a big fan of radishes and our garden back then produced a bunch of them.
Michelle Obama (First Lady of the United States and wife of our U.S. President) planted an 1,100 kitchen garden on the White House lawn. If you think about the grass you water on your lawn, you are already comfortable with growing something (a lawn). Why not consider a starter patch in your space to lower your grocery bill and get you a bit of exercise.
Soon, I will be starting a garden. I will let you know how it goes. My plan is to start with something small but who knows? Perhaps what is produced will fill more than my body. It may fill my soul.
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Richard J. Garcia | 08/10/2010