Green Your Spring Gardening Habits

by Elyse Umlauf

By making minor tweaks to your spring gardening routine, you can conserve water, cut waste, and ease hunger in your community. 

1. Compost your food waste. Benefits include reducing your contributions to the landfill and your need for commercial fertilizers. 

2. Plant an extra row of vegetables, fruits, and herbs and donate the harvest to a local food bank.

3. Use nature’s free water to hydrate your garden by building or buying a rain barrel.