Growing food is a great way to lower your grocery budget, and you always have something fresh right at your doorstep.

You can make sure no chemicals are used on your produce, and you will almost certainly eat more fresh veggies, fruit and herbs if you are growing them yourself, thus increasing the healthiness of your diet.

Your impact on the global environment is reduced and your garden will provide a place for bees, butterflies and other pollinators, help manage carbon, and provide you with some food security you don’t have if you rely on others totally to feed you. Growing your own food can increase your sustainability.

There is nothing more relaxing than puttering about in your garden, dirt on your hands and the sun on your face. You can start small and grow to as big of a garden as you have space and the desire for.

Check out this site to learn more about food security and how to create it