Sustainable farming is one of the many important themes Texas Farm Girl teaches. But not everyone gets to spend their days under the hot Texas sun or at Global Blue Technologies. We all have different passions and occupations—it’s what makes the world go ‘round. But just because you aren’t a farmer doesn’t mean you can’t play a part in sustainable farming. Here are some ways you can help.
We learned from Texas Farm Girl’s blog a few weeks ago how much better farmer’s market food is for the environment (and how much yummier it is). It might not be plausible to get all your groceries at the farmer’s market, but you can at least figure out what your community offers. That way, you can plan your grocery store and farmer’s market trips accordingly. Here are some sites to help you find a farmer’s market in your neighborhood:
Like, your backyard, local. Just because you live in the city doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own little farm. Whether you have a few herb plants by the window or a whole patch of veggies in your backyard, there are plenty of ways you can grow your own greens. Here are some ideas and tips:
- Balcony Garden Web
- 17 Clever Gardening Tips for City Living
- Bottle Tower Gardening
- DIY Small Balcony Garden
Know where your seafood came from
At Global Blue Technologies, Texas Farm Girl learned about how Eduardo and his team are changing up the ways of how shrimp are caught and raised. GBT wastes no water, protects its shrimp from pests and diseases without the use of additional chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, and ensures no other sea creature is harmed by nets.
Being conscious of where your shrimp and fish is from could help raise the demand for sustainably raised seafood. Support farms like GBT to help bring awareness.
Alongside sustainable seafood purchasing, here are a few organizations you can get involved in to protect and clean our oceans: