According to a study by Scarborough, nearly 164 million households in the US engaged in some form of gardening over the past 12 months. Gardening is not only a fun and exciting hobby but also a means to a more sustainable lifestyle. Here at Western National, we believe home gardening is the epitome of green living. Here are some reasons why starting a home garden is a great idea for your eco-friendly apartment.
Cleans the Air
Plants draw in carbon dioxide from the air to make their food and produce oxygen as a by-product. They also absorb bacteria and other harmful elements floating in the air. In doing so, they improve the air quality around our homes, producing cleaner air that will make your apartment feel like a safer, greener space with every breath you take.
Reduces Dependence on Processed Foods
Processed foods are not only bad for your health but also for the environment. Food processing plants contribute to 37% of the world’s GHG emissions. By planting your own food, you’ll be taking a firm stance against food production practices that harm our planet. A windowsill herb garden is a great place to start, but you can also grow leafy greens, beans, root vegetables, and more. You’ll be incorporating fresh, home-grown ingredients into every meal in no time!
Start a Home Garden Today!
A tiny home garden in your apartment can go a long way towards engendering a more sustainable future for the planet. You can even incorporate some of your other green living skills — make your own DIY pots and watering devices from recycled materials and use compost to fertilize your growing plants. Kickstart your journey to green living by starting home gardening today.
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