Source: Local Futures
One of the best ways to participate in the local food movement is to grow some of your own. Doing so will connect you more closely to the place you live – the soil, the seasons, the sun, the rain, and even the wildlife, from beneficial pollinators to garden pests.
- A Crop-by-Crop Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Fruits by Mother Earth News explains how to plant, when to plant, best harvest practices, how to save seeds, and how to deal with common pests and diseases naturally for a wide range of vegetables and fruits. Primarily for use in temperate climates.
- Those in tropical climates can learn about, design and implement a permaculture garden with the help of Volume 2: House and Garden of The Tropical Permaculture Guidebook by Permatil Global.
Back to Earth: Composting for Various Contexts
- by Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, is a comprehensive guide to various composting techniques and approaches, focusing especially on tropical Asia but widely applicable.
- Learn to grow your own food and live more sustainably with these free online permaculture courses from #freepermaculture, and free and low-cost courses by and for women, by the Permaculture Women’s Guild.
- If you live in an apartment or other space without access to a garden, check out these gardening tips for renters and city dwellers by the Permaculture Women’s Guild.
- Writer Fran Sorin’s blog post gives you 13 Reasons Why Gardening is Good for Your Health. Among other effects, gardening reduces the likelihood you’ll have a stroke, osteoporosis, and dementia. Sorin’s focus is on growing ornamentals; growing food greatly expands the benefits of gardening.