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I’ve covered a lot in recent weeks on sustainable living particularly in relation to gardens & food but what if you are interested in sustainable living, yet feel like now is not the time for starting your own garden? What if you don’t have space, the climate, or the time to garden? Don’t worry there are still a couple of things you can do to contribute to the health of the planet as well as your own. so keep reading for sustainable living tips if you have no garden!
Sustainable living away from home!
I am all for buying local. I wrote a post on the reasons we should always look first and foremost at buying as close to home as you can from particuarlly small businesses.
The less your food has to travel, the fewer fossil fuels will be used for your food. When you can, try to buy produce from local farmers or farmers markets. Not only will you be supporting local business, you’ll also find that the produce tastes delicious and fresh.
Farmer’s markets have sprung up in many areas with our local one in Hull being at the Humber Bridge on the first Sunday of every month. It’s also possible to find local produce at your local supermarket but don’t be drawn in by things that aren’t!
Many supermarkets do carry produce from local farmers. You’ll simply need to look for labels in the produce section for local produce. This is a great way to support your local farmer without having to look further than your own
Organic products also offer a sustainable solution for families. These products are often more expensive than their non-organic counterparts though so you may find it takes up quite a chunk of your food budget.
Organic foods also tend to travel great distances to get to the supermarket. That means your food requires the use of fossil fuels. But when you’re not able to buy locally, organic is the next best choice.
So it IS possible to live a sustainable living life without having your own garden.. don’t get me wrong that helps but it’s not a necessity!
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