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In our quest for environmental sustainability, one of the most impactful actions we can take is growing our own food. Whether you have acres of land or just a small balcony, there are plenty of ways to cultivate fresh produce right at home.

Container Gardening

You don’t need a sprawling garden to grow your own food. Many fruits, vegetables, and herbs can thrive in containers such as buckets, planters, or even water. Here are some easy-to-grow items for container gardening:

  • Tomatoes
  • Herbs (basil, parsley, mint)
  • Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Strawberries
  • Kratky Method

Looking for a low-maintenance way to grow fresh produce? Consider the Kratky method which is growing plants without soil. Instead, plants are grown in a nutrient-rich water solution, making it ideal for small spaces and indoor gardening.

Did you know that the Cambridge Food Bank gives mostly fresh foods in our emergency food hampers? Consider growing extra fruits and vegetables this season and we’d be happy to accept your donations.  Sign up here if you’d like to show your interest in doing so.

Supporting Local Farmers Markets

Another great way to reduce the environmental impact of buying groceries is by supporting local farmers markets. Not only are you getting fresh, locally grown produce, but you’re also reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation and packaging.  Consider visiting the farmer’s markets in Cambridge this season.

By growing your own food and supporting local farmers, you can take a big step towards a more sustainable future.

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Do you have questions? Call or visit us.

(519) 622-6550

54 Ainslie Street South Cambridge, ON Canada N1R 3K3

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