The benefits of growing your own food are more than a few. Not only does it improve your physical and mental health but it also helps the environment and promotes economic well-being.
So if you’ve been thinking about creating your own garden to grow produce, you should definitely go ahead and do it. Here are a few more reasons why.
Homegrown Vegetables and Fruits Taste Better
When produce is grown through commercial farming, it’s selected and bred for specific traits and qualities that take away the taste and texture of the product. This is why the flavor and freshness of vegetables and fruits that you grow in your own garden can’t compare to the ones you get from the grocery store.
They’re More Nutritious
The food you buy at the market is genetically engineered and bred, which decreases its nutritional value. However, the vegetables you grow in your kitchen garden, without the use of any chemicals and genetic modification have a full range of nutrients; along with tasting better, it’s also healthier.
Reduced Danger of Contamination
According to the US Federal Government, every year, approximately 48 million Americans get sick from a food-borne illness. Moreover, 3,000 people die while 128,000 are hospitalized. These jarring statistics stress the importance of growing and harvesting your own food. Knowing exactly where your food is coming from can give you a lot of peace of mind!
Saves Money and Energy
Growing your own food means lesser round trips to the market, saving tons of energy and fuel and reducing your carbon footprint on the environment. In fact, working in your garden can also help you improve your health, stay active and relaxed.
Moreover, you don’t have to go to the grocery store too often because you have access to fresh produce whenever you need!
Grow More Varieties
When you have control over the kind of food you want to grow, you can pick out the best varieties from a range of vegetables based on texture, taste and color.
About Missions Made Possible International
Missions Made Possible International is a non-profit children’s charity foundation that’s helping children in Uganda survive and thrive by providing them education and basic life necessities they need to prosper.
We’re providing sewing, agricultural and art classes to the students at Nabembezi Primary School in Mityana Town, Uganda. We hope to add poultry and textile education in the coming year.