I found a wonderful website yesterday , it's called Path To Freedom . Check it out , ~http://urbanhomestead.org/journal/2008/01/06/100-foot-diet-challenge-launch/.The 100 foot challenge is to prepare one meal each week from homegrown , locally grown , organic or local owned store foods.
I already have the Victory Garden , so I will soon have lots of veggies. The reason I decided to do this challenge is because I want to start eating more local grown meats and organic when possible , this gives me the push to get started. I do shop a locally owned grocery store , no wally world for me except on rare occasions when I have to go there because I can't find some items anywhere else.
There are many great reasons for having a Victory Garden , you don't have to worry about food security , the food is more nutrious and we reduce food miles , fuel and energy dependence.You'll save money , get some exercise and have less packaging going to the landfills.
My first meal challenge was lunch ~~~~ Wild Foods Salad
Leaf Lettuce ~ Homegrown
Chickweed ~ Wild Food from Backyard
Dandelion Leaves ~ Wild Food from Backyard
Violet Leaves ~ Wild Food from Backyard
Red Clover Bud ~ Wild Food from Backyard
Carrot ~ Locally owned Store
Baked chicken ~ Locally owned Store
Ranch Dressing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I'm trying to add more herbs and wild foods to my diet. Hope to get my herbal garden started soon. If you think you don't have enough land for a garden , I really encourage you to visit Path To Freedom.
~ Green Blessings to Everyone ~ JoyceAnn