By Cindy Naas
The more I get involved in growing my own food in a city garden, the more I start to change other aspects of my life.
A lot of people involved in the urban farm movement are staunch supporters of the 100 mile diet, and I am investigating this further, too.
The 100 mile diet- When you buy food at your local grocery store, chances are the produce has traveled 1000 miles or more from farm to your table.
The advocates of the 100 mile diet try to eat only food which is grown within 100 miles of their homes. They claim there are many benefits to buying and eating locally. Here is a list of reasons to do so, from 100milediet.org:
1. Taste the difference.
2. Know what you’re eating.
3. Meet your neighbors.
4. Get Read the rest of this entry »