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Home Garden

Start your own garden in your yard, or buy produce from a farmer's market to reduce your carbon footprint.

Trips to the pool, family cookouts and spending time outdoors all contribute to our ideas of summer. But with so much going on, it can be easy to forget that you can take many steps to make the summer time a little more green.

Cookouts have long been a staple of the summer season, and there are ways to make these joyous events a little more environmentally friendly. Consider getting your ingredients from local growers; no matter where you live, there is bound to be a Farmers’ Market nearby, like Monroe County’s Market in Columbia’s ACE Hardware parking lot on Thursday afternoons.

Using local food, decreases transportation costs and reduces fuel consumption required to get food on your plate. You can reduce this even further with your own garden. You can set aside a small piece of your yard to grow your own fresh vegetables.

To find your new home with a yard big enough to support your own garden, call Linda Frierdich today.

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