In honor of my recent birthday, I have decided to count something I had already started to do as my action for the month. It's also been the most enjoyable one to date. And like last month's action (less plastic, especially glass for food), it serves the dual purpose of improving my family's health at the same time as the planet's. The action, you ask? Gardening.
More specifically, we've created an indoor area that gets good sun and are growing some vegetables and herbs (in addition to the lettuce in our Aerogarden). Officially, this isn't organic, but most of our seeds were organic seeds from Whole Foods. The potting soil definitely wasn't marked as organic, but we'll be figuring out natural fertilizer. We have also potted all food-producing plants in terra cotta or other non-plastic containers. So we don't have to worry about too many chemicals and can enjoy the most local produce possible.
Next week, I'll look at issues like fertilizer more specifically, but the other way this post honors my birthday is by letting me off the hook of actual research!