Gardening for Life!

From Plot to Plate: Eco-footprint

Community Gardens lessen the impact of human activities (the eco-footprint) on the environment by:

1.   reducing the resources consumed and the waste created.


2.  educating citizens about conserving water.


3.   reducing the distance food travels before it is eaten.


4.   reducing the energy consumed in gardening by growing plants without pesticides and eating food without preservatives.


5.   making soil from composting greens and browns with air and water.


6.  sharing food crop surpluses and preventing harvest waste.


7.   reducing the amount of food packaging used .


8.   using no-till gardening to reduce the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere.