Spring is here, so is the warmth and the showers that promise later months full of flowers and lush vegetation! You know what that means? Gardening season is upon us, making it a great time to learn about the 100 Foot Diet. Today at ArtSpace, just above Books & Company was a lecture about how taking advantage of the food you can grow within 100 feet of you is not only an environmentally sustainable option, but also economic and just plain delicious. The way that these sorts of eatings plans work are different than your average “diet”. It’s not so that you lose weight, or cut out gluten or anything like that. Instead, it focuses on something much larger than that. Eating food mainly from your own garden cuts down on carbon emissions that it would normally take to ship them in, it cuts down on packaging, and also helps to better the land around you. In most cases as well, the food you consume is healthier, fresher and not processed. Similar diets such as the 100 Mile diet are still challenging, but make it so that more is avalible. The whole point of eating local is simple; it’s good for you, it’s good for the planet and it’s good for the economy! At the lecture today they talked about everything from how to produce better more enriched soil, to the pros and cons of raised garden beds. In places like Prince George it can be difficult to garden due to the long winter we get. But don’t forget that having your own greenhouse isn’t as big of a feat as you may think, and there’s tons of edible plants you can grow inside! In case you’re interested in learning more about this type of life style, check out the article below:
On tomorrow’s agenda is primarily the antique appraisal show at The Exploration Place. Do you have something that you’ve been keeping safe for years and years but are curious as to how much it’s worth? Come check out the event! Each appraisal is $15.