I asked this question yesterday @ Mary's FB page.
|Grown from seed @ my front door!|
"To feed my family and teach my kids about growing things." -Morgan
"I grow so I know where my food comes (healthy and truly organic) from and to reduce my growcery bills. Plus...My grandmother always had a 2 acre garden that I would help with and now that she's passed I always feel her presence when I'm gardening." -Kelly
"I grow because it gives me power over my health and the health of my family. It reduces the grocery bill and I study foods for healing so Essentially what I grow and eat also keeps my medical costs down." -Rachel
"To keep crap out of my food and cut the grocery bill! It is also very good for the soul." -Lorrie
"To remove myself from all of the manmade technology buzzing around us, reconnect with nature and excape TO reality." -Deniz
These are some AMAZING reasons to grow your own food. About 7 years I ago I made a HUGE change in my life. Actually, it was MANY changes around the same time. I started to learn more about FOOD. I learned more about what food is and why it's not just something we do when we are hungry. Food is what our body uses to heal and re-grow the body. Every day, cells die in the body and are replaced with new cells. If you eat junk...your body uses junk. If you eat nutrient-dense healthy food, your body usesthat for nourishment.
So I cut out fast-food, candy, soda and redbull. In doing so I lost over 20 pounds! When we moved out of the condo we decided we wanted a house with a yard. Now, we grow food!!! Growing your own doesn't have to be this big operation. I tell my customers, "Just start with Basil, Radish or lettuce." Those are the easier varieties and require very little nutrients and attention.
If you're looking to Get Growing I would love to help! We have an entire page dedicated to our 2014 Planting Guide AND Mary's Heirloom Seeds has over 110 heirloom, Non-GMO seed varieties to choose from. PLEASE do not plant junk in your garden. To find out about GMOs, please read What is a GMO? Why is it Important?
Get out there and Grow Your Own!