you want to think about a different use for your yard (if you have
one) next year?
Check the oil. Check the gas. If you need
more oil or gas, buy some. Does the lawnmower need maintenance?
Forgot about some damage to it from last year?
Plus the energy of fuel that cost money. Also, many people use chemicals on their lawns. That's another cost. There is the health and environmental cost of all these chemicals and pollutants.
Liquid fertilizers easily go back into the local water supply, as do other chemicals that affect us and other life.
Mow the grass one more time. Then till the ground for the plants that come next. There is small maintenance here and there, before and after the growing season.
But after some time, you
get free food as it ripens, right in your yard!
Of course we don't usually have lawns to deal with, but we can still grow plants on balconies. Grow tomatoes or other small fruits/veggies. It will save you from buying them.
It might cost something
at first, but if you do it every year, it doesn't cost much to
maintain and each year you get to reap the fruits that some small
There are event small city farms that are being developed on normal flat land, along with indoor and rooftop businesses.
For one thing, it already reduces costs in transportation (money, pollution), and makes cities more sustainable in case of economic hardships. This is a New Way of life I want to be living in.
This is what I see as part of the future.
Get together at some
time, meet-up, and exchange some seeds so every one can grow a
variety of food.
This is swapping your harvests and getting an even spread through a more individual monoculture growing operation as a cooperative community.
Be careful with other people.
Doing this, even as a garden, is a good way to share food and information and get others accepting what you are doing or plan to do.
Food plants are beautiful. Grow food for yourself,
compost, expand into the community, take over the world and have
Food issues will be a
thing of the past.
This would help so
many people throughout life.
Or we can simply do it, since we are the society. We are the community.
We decide how our lives are to be led.