To be more precise, it started in the 60′s when, as a kid, I began to be concerned about the landfills becoming full. Reduce, reuse and recycle has been my mantra for 40 plus years.
So I reused bread bags. When you have five kids, there are a LOT of bread bags! My drawer was busting. My only recourse was (horrors!) to throw them in the trash–or to make my own bread. I made a vow to see if I could go for one year without buying bread. That was five years ago. I haven’t bought bread since–I even make our rolls and buns.
I also set my sights on drastically reducing the amount of trash we haul to the landfill. We don’t have a service and it really makes one think about trash. The next step was composting. That is so simple. We now have the best soil in our garden. Actually, we now have a garden. Virginia clay does not make for a very good garden without additives. If you garden at all and don’t compost, you are effectively throwing away money. And you are filling up the landfills.
Imagine how it feels to see…
… when you live in the woods. Seriously?
Mary on June 5, 2011 | Permalink
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