Gardening has always been a great way to start your own venture into living independently of the modern world and to be socially responsible. Growing your own food at home may not solve all of your family’s food needs, but the practice of picking, preserving, and cooking one’s own food brings a sense of control and calm. You can start your own garden too, once you factor in what type of garden you want to have and how big you want it to be.
- Australia has a long history of people growing their own gardens during times of economic and political chaos.
- In the 70s, hippies brought a renewed dedication to homesteading-type activities.
- Consider the amount of space and resources at hand before deciding how you want to grow.
“As a way of getting outside, or into nature, or just having a moment to yourself, gardening may be just the reprieve you’re looking for.”