Micro-dwarf tomatoes and parsley on a sunny windowsill. Microgreens and salad sprouts on the counter. Mushrooms atop the fridge. There is plenty you can do!
Mint will sprout roots and flourish in a glass of water. Try resprouting your green onion stubs.
Do it with your kids. Do it with your neighbors. Do it as a fun new hobby for yourself.
If you’re lucky enough to have a balcony, grow vegetables in flowerpots, in hanging baskets, in containers you’ve reclaimed from the bin.
Try vermicomposting — a compost system that uses just red wiggler worms. You can do it indoors! It keeps your kitchen scraps out of the landfill and reintegrates them into the cycles of life. Connect with a local school garden and donate the worm castings. They’ll love you for it!
Why so much effort for what is admittedly a small quantity of food? To reconnect you to the cycles of growth and life.
That’s because we’ve noticed: when people are disconnected from the soil, they lose touch with Nature’s cycles.
here’s an excellent book about growing food in tiny spaces … Ruppenthal, R. J. (2008). Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting (Illustrated ed.). White River Junction, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing.
here’s how to start worm composting … Wilhelmi, C. (2009, December 31). New Home Construction for Worms. Retrieved September 6, 2021, from https://gardenerd.com/blog/new-home-construction-for-worms/
Guerra, M., & Books, G. (2000). The Edible Container Garden: Growing Fresh Food in Small Spaces. New York, New York: Fireside.