Kick the Winter Blues by Planning a Sustainable Garden
Thanks to burgeoning interest in local, healthy foods, gardening is experiencing a massive resurgence in popularity. Whether you live in the ‘burbs, the hills, even a high-rise, chances are good that you can grow at least a small portion of your own food.
Consider buying your seeds from family-owned businesses that sell organic, non-GMO, or heirloom varieties. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, owned by Jere and Emilee Gettle, for example, sells more than 1,400 varieties of heirloom vegetables, herbs, and flowers, perusable in the company’s beautiful annual catalog. The couple also turned a historic building in Petaluma, California, into a seed bank — a must-visit for any gardening aficionado in the area.
--Zoë J. Sheldon