New Study: Gardening Contributes to Fighting Climate Change


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Do you have a home or small urban garden? Compost pile?

According to a new study, you may be helping the environment and reducing climate change.

Researchers from the University of California at Santa Barbara studied how well-tended gardens for every family home in California may help increase the chance of the state reaching its goal of reducing emissions by 2020.

The study reveals that anyone who gardens in their home or backyard could help contribute to reducing two pounds of carbon emissions for every pound of homegrown vegetables consumed.

Latino’s often miss out on gardening opportunities or fresh food access in their neighborhoods, studies show.

Reducing access to growing healthy foods could also increase the high risks that Latino’s already face in dealing with diet-related diseases like high blood pressure and heart disease.

The way to garden does may a difference, though, reports Grist, explaining that one must cherish their compost pile, plant to commit to gardening, grow plants that work in your environment and look into local government incentives to get started.

To learn about more benefits of gardening, click here.

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for every Latino neighborhood, compared to 3 for every non-Latino neighborhood

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