Grow, Savor, Compost

How is eating locally grown food better for the environment?

Studies have shown that the food on the average American’s dinner plate traveled almost 1,500 miles to get there. Locally grown food doesn’t have to travel nearly as far – sharply reducing use of fossil fuels that expand our carbon footprint. Eating locally preserves farmlands that support wildlife. Local farmers are more likely to plant a diversity of crops and to rotate crop production according to seasons, protecting biodiversity and reducing use of pesticides.


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