Learn More About Sustainable Gardening
Sustainability is a word that you hear more and more each year, and with good reason. As we become more conscious of our impact on the Earth, it’s only natural to feel compelled to do something. Luckily, there is something you can do, whether you have a garden, a backyard, or even just kitchen scraps. Sustainable landscaping, regenerative gardening, and environmentally friendly living all fall under that great big umbrella called sustainability.
What is sustainability? It can be planting a pollinator garden to benefit bees, butterflies, and other bugs and animals we rely on so much. It can be growing native plants, either in a garden bed or as a replacement altogether of you water-hungry, pollinator-unfriendly lawn. It can also be composting, going organic, or fostering wildlife habitat. In essence, it can be all kinds of things!
If you’re interested in becoming a sustainable gardener but don’t know how to begin, here are some good jumping off points to start your journey. Click on any of the images below to learn more:
Going Green Starts in the Garden
Each and every one of us can play a key role in keeping our Earth happy and healthy. Whether it’s reducing waste, recycling, or even just walking to work instead of driving, it all starts with taking that first step.
If you’re a gardener, that first step may be easier than you think. You might even be doing it already! Creating an earth conscious, self sustaining garden can be achieved in many different ways. Here’s a look at some of our favorite practices.
Environmentally friendly gardens start with a conscious decision to lower your carbon footprint, reduce chemical use, and go back to natural methods of sustainable landscape design.
If you’re growing an edible garden, you’re already well on your way to a sustainable garden. But to help you take the next step, we've put together 9 easy ways you can reduce your carbon footprint with growing a sustainable victory garden.
What is permaculture, and how is it different from sustainable gardening? A term coined in 1978 by combining “permanent” and “agriculture,” it’s a collection of methods that create one low-maintenance, self-contained, and productive ecosystem.
Click here to learn about the essence of permaculture.
The 3 Ethics of Permaculture
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Discover more about sustainable gardening methods from more experts in the field. From creating butterfly gardens to reusing kitchen scraps, the Gardening Know How Learning Channel is the go-to source for gardeners of all skill levels looking to step their garden game up.
Go Green! Organic Gardening & Eco-Friendly Practices
So what does it actually mean to have an organic garden? Does it stop at avoiding chemicals, or is there more to it than that?
Well, organic gardening practices are better for us, better for the pollinators and wildlife that share our space, and better for the Earth.
Below you’ll find detailed information on organic gardening and other eco-friendly methods for growing a safer, healthier, more sustainable garden.
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Creating a sustainable landscape may seem daunting, but it can be so rewarding, both for you and for the planet. But in the bigger picture, any and all types of gardening can, and usually do, benefit the planet. That's why we encourage everyone to take up gardening in a way that works for them. To learn more about dozens of gardening topics and ideas, visit our complete list of free garden guides.
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