Growing Your Own Veggies

Growing Your Own Veggies

Growing Your Own Veggies

It’s no secret! The price of fresh fruits and vegetables seems to be on the rise.

And what does that mean for your family?

If you are not the soil-tilling type, perhaps a local greenhouse in your garden never looked so good! Right? Given the increasing talk about the impact hauling product over great distances has on the environment, the trend towards purchasing local becomes more appealing.  How much more local can you get when you can reap veggies from out of your own greenhouse? Sounds good doesn’t it? You might be asking right at this moment though whether a greenhouse would look like an aberration in your yard; how would you get a structure erected in the space you have; or what would you do with it in the winter?

Over the years, the development of greenhouses has evolved.

One such unique system has been created out of Quebec through the inspiration of sustainability students searching for creative solutions. The structure is one that can grow organic produce in any climate, and is built using recycled materials.

Christened the “Greenhouse of the Future,” this structure has a micro-climate which can produce an abundance of food with “minimal energy usage and low construction cost.” One other attractive feature is that it becomes an oasis to escape to even in the cold of winter months. The greenhouse has a passive rainwater collection system; an insulated roof for warmth during winter, reflecting light towards the plants; and in the summer protecting plants from the extremes of heat.

Given that the meaning of fresh is just a couple of yards away, you might be enticed to research this exciting new concept. Not only will your children benefit from getting over that disconnect that food is grown in supermarkets; being closer to observing nature in its growing stages teaches us a lot, and is healing. As one of the designers so aptly states, “Transforming the garbage of the past in the beauty and abundance of the future is not easy, but what else is more important and better to do?”

Growing Your Own Veggies

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