A farm uses a lot of natural resources. That’s a fact. Farming is one of the greatest drains on the resources available to us. Do you want your farm to stand apart from the crowd? Good! There are things you can do to make the resources you use less extreme. While there are some things you can’t change, such as the food your animals need or the amount of water you use on your crops, there are things you can. We’re going to take a look at your best options.
GROW YOUR OWN VEG
You can’t help how much feed your animals take, but you can help the food you eat. Growing your own grub is a fantastic way to give back. Shop bought food is not good for you or the environment. Pesticides can have a massive impact on the environment, not to mention what they do to your body! Take control by getting to grips with growing. If you have a family, growing is the best option. You want to know your little ones are eating the best food possible, right? The only way is to grow your own. Otherwise, you have no way of knowing the quality of what you eat. Even eating organic has its risks. While it offers extra security, there’s no way to know that organic means organic. Growing your own is much easier than you think. Do a little research to find out what you need to do, and start doing it. If you already grow your crops, this won’t be a hard change to make!
LOOK INTO ALTERNATE POWER SOURCES
Another way to give back to the environment is to seek alternative energy sources. Not only will this help the environment, but it’ll also help your bank balance. You won’t have to worry about those nasty electricity bills anymore! Getting to grips with eco-friendly power isn’t hard. All it takes is a little research into the best options possible. All you really need to know is that your options are wind and solar panel. The most common ecological power source are solar panels on your home. If you’re not keen on getting panels installed, you could get a solar generator instead. Find out everything you need to know about solar generators to see if this is the right option for you. If not, look into wind power. You can buy individual wind turbines which will power your home.
THINK ABOUT WATER
Though you have no control over the water your crops (and now your homegrown veg) need, you can do things to make the impact better. If you water for an extended period each day, think about how you could break that down. Could you chop that period up into chunks and water throughout the day? The less water you use each time, the better. Think, too, about the amount of water you use in your home. Cut down your shower times, and wash the dishes instead of putting the dishwasher on!