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Why Should I Grow a Garden?

A lot of people give excuses like; I live in the city so there's no room, I don't like getting dirty, there's no point in growing food when you can get it at the store.

Interesting logic considering everyone has now survived a global pandemic. We've all seen firsthand what happens (and is happening) when people panic-buy. There isn't enough left for many. And unfortunately, you see a lot of theft at stores as well. What are you supposed to do when this happens?

lady watering a vegetable garden
Growing a garden helps with health

Reasons to grow a garden

For Health

"People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health. And are healed by the health industry, which pays no attention to food," Wendell Berry

It is incredibly hard to go to the store and find food that isn't stuffed with chemical preservatives and added fillers, all of which wreak havoc on our body's and end up causing a world of hurt. Growing a garden allows you to eat real food. It allows the nutrients in the food to actually be absorbed into your body and help you to stay healthy. Caring for a garden also gets you off the couch and moving, another way to stay healthy.

Growing your own food also allows you to eat organic without spending insane amounts of money. It also helps to decrease your risk of certain chronic diseases and helps to reduce the amount of pollution in the air and water. And reduced danger of food contamination (think salmonella and E. coli)

"The food you eat is either the safest form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison." (ehealthwithshannon)

For Economic Stability

I don't have enough space

I don't like getting dirty

Getting it at the store is much easier

Baskets full of green and red apples
Growing a garden helps with food security

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