Garden Shopping Goes Green at BlogHers ACT Canada
By Amy_Urquhart on May 22, 2008
May's focus at BlogHers ACT Canada is on eco-gardening. Does this sound redundant to you? Ideally, all gardening practices would be ecologically friendly, but the fact of the matter is, many are not.
Every year, thousands of gardeners all over North America head out to shop for flowers and vegetables, taking all kinds of non-biodegradable plastics home along with their plants. Most municipalities do not recycle these pots and flats, which then end up in landfill sites.
Although there are some growing operations that use fibre pots, or offer a national recycling program, these are few and far between. Conscientious gardeners can make environmentally friendly choices when it comes to shopping for plants for their gardens.
This week's post at BlogHers ACT Canada is all about greener garden shopping. My suggestions for reducing your garden's carbon footprint include avoiding plastic, attending local plant sales, swapping plants with friends and neighbours, and opting to garden without the use of chemical herbicides or pesticides.
Please check out our entire post for more information!