Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Carbon Neutral for a Day


You cannot imagine how surprised I was to see this certificate saying I was carbon neutral for a day! Our carbon footprint is something that we have been actively reducing for quite some time. We do this by growing as much as we can organically and reducing our consumption in all areas of our lives. With each house we have learned more so we have been able to fine tune to a higher level and much quicker. I happy to say our recent energy audit for this house came in at almost half that of other homes in our area (write-up here) but there is still room for improvement.

Every person who takes the time and energy to grow any portion of their food is reducing their carbon footprint. The more you grow the more you are reducing your carbon footprint as well as providing fresh produce for well under the price of even produce bought from the farmer's markets. It is surprising at how much produce can be grown in small spaces, in containers and indoors. It is also surprising how little effort growing your own food can be. Gardening is beneficial on so many levels. Sure you get the produce and that lowers your food costs but there are health benefits. Gardening sooths the soul, lowers your blood pressure, gives you fresh air and exercise. At the same time gardening keeps your brain active and gives you a greater appreciation for the environment.

During this holiday season I would like to gift the first 25 people who click here in support to fight climate change with one carbon neutral day. This generous gift is donated by Brighter Planet. So please click the link and get your own carbon neutral day.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:47 AM

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