The key to fixing the broken food system may lie in the backyard, if the words of Dr. Mercola are correct regarding the benefits of a home garden.
Online PR News – 19-September-2014 – Carson City, Nevada – The key to fixing the broken food system may lie in the backyard, if the words of Dr. Mercola are correct regarding the benefits of a home garden. Growing one's own food has long been abandoned, by most people, in favor of fast food chains and easy frozen meals. But, are there more benefits to growing a garden than are realized by the vast majority of people?
In this article, reprinted on Home and Garden America's web site, with permission of Dr. Mercola, the evidence for solving the world's food woes is presented and there is an abundance of it. Not only is the food produced in a back yard garden much healthier, tastier and better for human consumption, than the ones bought in the local supermarket, the very act of spending time in a garden produces other benefits.
1. Connecting with the soil recharges the human battery, so to speak
2. Relieves depression brought on by feeling disconnected from nature
3. Walking barefoot on the soil can reduce pain and induce better sleep
Some of the other benefits of home gardens include:
1. Saving energy
2. Protecting water quality
3. Protecting topsoil
4. Promoting bio-diversity
There are many ways in which the average person can grow a garden, even apartment dwellers and those who don't have yards. Many people are choosing a style of gardening called "vertical gardening" which means that people don't need a lot of square feet of space to grow a thriving garden that can feed them and their families well.
"We're excited that we reprinted this article on our web site to give our readers the top notch information that Dr. Mercola presents." said Chuck Harmon, spokesperson for Home and Garden America. "People will benefit by learning just how much there is to gain with their own home grown vegetables and other foods. Producing one's own food makes them less reliant on others for their ultimate survival and that's one of the reasons that the heirloom seeds used to grow organic food have been also termed survival seeds." he added.
More information can be obtained on Dr. Mercola's website.