Home Gardens: Local Food Production

Home vegetable gardens are gardens that are grown in a backyard or other outdoor space for the purpose of producing fresh, healthy vegetables for the home. They are a great way to save money on groceries, reduce your carbon footprint, and ensure that you are eating healthy, organic food.

There are many different types of home gardens that you can set up, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Find out below what might work best for you!

What is Organic Gardening?

Organic gardening is a method of gardening that focuses on using natural, sustainable techniques to grow plants without the use of synthetic chemicals or pesticides. Organic gardening involves building healthy soil through the use of compost and natural amendments, promoting biodiversity and natural pest control, and avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides that can harm the environment and potentially pose health risks. Organic gardening is not only environmentally friendly, but it also produces healthier and tastier fruits and vegetables. By avoiding synthetic chemicals and promoting a healthy, diverse garden ecosystem, organic gardening helps to maintain the long-term health of the soil, plants, and surrounding environment.

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Where to start

There a a number of different ways that you can set up your home gardens. There is no real right way, however there are a few things to consider to avoid some of the wrong ways. Your choice of system should best suit your needs and resources. 

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener, there is a system that will meet your needs and help you to successfully grow fresh and healthy food in an urban environment.