One of the best ways to insure that the food you are putting in your body or giving to your family is fresh and healthy is to grow it yourself. The reality is that most of us do not live on a farm or in the country or even in a house with a yard. That doesn't matter.
People have turned their decks, patios, sunny area in the living room and any other little space into a garden. You can grow celery on your kitchen counter! You can grow spinach in a planter pot. All you need is the desire and a little dirt. I am going to give you some great links so that you can be inspired. The best part is that there are organizations across this country that have taken it upon themselves to find natural solutions to urban food deserts. These places have no access to natural healthy food. Can you imagine? The extreme occurrence of disease in these neighborhoods and communities prompted devoted people to plant healthy food. People have decided to grow food in there front yard instead of lawn. This conserves water, creates a healthy environment for insects and bees and they grow great food. Imagine how great life would be if you could walk out the front door and pick food for dinner instead of trudging through the grocery store, standing in line and fighting traffic?
Now I can tell you that there is resistance to this. YUP! There are neighborhoods where people have been taken to court because they grew food in their front yard. There neighbors apparently didn't like the look and wanted them to conform to their standards.
If you can only grow a portion of the vegetables and fruits that you eat, obtain the rest from a local small farm, farm coop or farmers market. Eat what you want and learn to freeze the rest for another time.
The same goes for the meat and eggs that you consume. Buy grass fed and finished beef, natural chicken, pork without hormones and antibiotics and if you can find a local farm for eggs.
I have links below to get you inspired and next time we will cover the ease and beauty of gardening.
Grow Food, Not Lawns
Fresh Food Coops
And if you want to be truly inspired check out the Gangsta Gardener