As is quite evident, I’ve switched templates. Much like starting a brand new garden, things will be dirty around here until I get all the plants arranged like I want them. I’m not even sure this landscape design will be my final choice.
Nevertheless, right now I need to post something related to gardening so there’s no ignorant ads.
On my Facebook status for yesterday I wrote: “Extra food miles driven just to buy organic negates the overall benefit.” This brought a bevy of replies, which was good. Without goin into it too much, simply because it’s my article for Wednesday’s paper, it has to do with the choices we make and how organic gardening/farming sometimes appears to be used as a status symbol.
So, I pose the question to you: When you must drive an extra 20 miles or so (or do most of your organic supply shopping online) in order to purchase organic gardening products, does the added cost of gasoline (CO2 emissions, etc.) and shipping and handling fees (trucking and/or flying miles), cancell out the benefits of environmentally sound (i.e., organic) gardening/farming practices? And please justify your answer with sound reasoning and do provide examples from personal experience.
Also, don’t forget to add a tip or two or three about where to put this or that perennial or annual, or tree or shrub, here in the new landscape. Thanks!