From Plot to Plate: Eco-footprint
Community Gardens lessen the impact of human activities
(the eco-footprint) on the environment by:
1. reducing the resources consumed and the waste
2. educating citizens about conserving water.
3. reducing the distance food travels before it is
4. reducing the energy consumed in gardening by growing
plants without pesticides and eating food without
5. making soil from composting greens and browns with air
6. sharing food crop surpluses and preventing harvest
7. reducing the amount of food packaging used .
8. using no-till gardening to reduce the amount of carbon
released into the atmosphere.