How Can My Home Help The Planet?

How Can My Home Help The Planet?

How Can My Home Help The Planet?

There are a million different ways each and every one of us can help our planet. Every action, big or small, is a step towards reducing our impact on the environment. From being a conscious consumer to having an environmentally friendly lifestyle, each action works as part of the collective movement towards helping our planet.

While most of us have heard of buying organic, recycling, and avoiding plastic as easy ways to help the planet, there is another excellent initiative we can all take to have a positive impact. This initiative starts in our own backyard, within the sand, silts, and clays that make up our native soils.
This is the movement to enrich our soils, sequester carbon, and grow some of the food we eat. It's a movement for the future, inspired by the past, when every family had a home garden.

Where To Begin

+ Composting - Composting is an easy place to start when it comes to sequestering carbon and enriching your soil. Collect food scraps, green waste, and other organic materials to make a compost pile. Keep it moist, flip it regularly, and with proper maintenance, you will have high-quality compost!

+ Keeping Worms - Making worm castings at home can be an easy way to recycle your food scraps and make some high-quality organic fertiliser. It can easily be done at home or even in an apartment, with nothing more than a simple household bucket.

+ The Home Garden - Even if you start with a single plant, having a garden at home can be incredibly satisfactory. There is no meal more delicious than the one made with homegrown veggies. For those who think they are too busy for a home garden, consider growing long-lived perennials or fruit trees that require little maintenance, or opt for a smaller herb garden.

+ Avoid Agrochemicals At All Cost - Synthetic fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides, and other agrochemicals are harmful to your health and the soil. If you're currently using these in your garden, finding natural alternatives may be the best place to start.

+ Mulching - Mulching any parts of your yard with bare soil can be an easy way to reduce erosion and increase organic matter. Mulch options include wood chips, straw, and even green waste. Sheet mulching by adding a piece of cardboard below the mulch is an easy way to slow down the growth of weeds.

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    • Thankyou, that’s great advice about mulching the bare soil parts in my garden. Also, I have stopped using chemical sprays in my garden and have noticed more butterflies around the house.

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