A focus on being more environmentally friendly is certainly something that has become very popular in the last few years. However, the idea about being conscious of your waste is certainly something that is not new and many people who choose to farm vegetables in their gardens are well aware of this. Long before the movement towards being green became trendy, vegetable gardeners were working on improving their environment.
Although many people want to be more environmentally friendly, with the financial recession, now is a difficult time to spend a lot of money on environmentally friendly features, which are sometimes very expensive. For example, solar panels to put on your home can save you money in the long term, but they are hugely expensive to begin with. Environmentally friendly cars are also more costly, although they will allow you to get more miles per gallon.
If you really want to take an action which can make a difference, you don’t have to spend a great deal of money, and sometimes the best things to do are the cheapest. One thing that you can do that won’t cost you a penny is to start recycling your food waste. This doesn’t always require a big composting bin, and it is simply something you can do in your garden by digging a hole.
If you want dispose of your food waste in your garden, then dig a hole that is about 18 inches deep and place your food in it. This will decompose and provide the ecosystem in your garden with much-needed fresh organic material.
Not only will this provide your garden with a great deal of new nutrients, but it will also reduce the amount of waste that you are sending to landfill. To complete the recycling process, try growing vegetables in your garden as well.