There’s a positive trend afoot: more and more people are growing food at home and in community gardens. Not only are people growing their own local and organic food, they are also working to change laws that prohibit front yard vegetable gardens and urban beekeeping. As a result, entire neighborhoods are being transformed into “agri-hoods.”
- Compost, don’t burn, your yard clippings.
- Learn which perennials do well in your area and plant deep-rooted perennials in your garden.
- Get together with neighbors to change homeowners association regulations or town ordinances that prohibit front yard vegetable gardens and fruit trees.
- Eliminate chemical inputs. Any product ending in “cide” is designed to kill. Such products are detrimental to soil life, pollinators, birds and other living things including pets and children.