26 - 40 Ways to be a good steward
26) Grow/eat heirloom vegetables and other foods.
27) Compost, recycle, precycle.
28) Learn about having a small ecological footprint and see how you
can improve your footprint.
29) Grow using Organic, Biointensive, Permaculture, and/or Forest
30) Help promote and use community gardens.
31) Help children learn to grow things.
32) Plant a row for the hungry.
33) Give homegrown flowers, herbs, fruits, nuts, and vegetables as
34) Design a complete diet for yourself/family and grow it yourself.
See One Circle: How to Grow a Complete Diet in Less than
1000 square feet by David Duhon and How to Grow More Vegetables
Than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine,
5th ed, by John Jeavons for ideas and details. Even if your
land is too small, see how close you can get.
35) Experiment with having meals consisting of only your homegrown
36) Help local Habitat for Humanity houses to include a garden with
37) Save the seed of your heirloom vegetables.
38) Collect rainwater for your garden.
39) See how sustainable your gardening can be. Keep in mind Jeavons'
findings that vegetable type gardens seem to be sustainable at
60 % compost/grains, 30% roots/calorie, 10% other vegetable crops.
40) See if you can grow some other household items that you need
such as fiber, paper, dyes, and basket materials.
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