We all know that growing our own produce is the better option for food production and consumption, but why? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that there are about 29 different pesticides in the average American’s body from the produce we consume (that’s a lot, we shouldn’t be consuming any). What are pesticides? “Pesticides are mixes of chemicals used to kill, repel, or control certain plants or animals that are considered pests” (EHS.gov). With that being said, I think it’s fairly obvious that pesticides are not the healthiest things to consume. If these pesticides are meant to kill other living creatures, imagine what it’s doing to us. Another reason growing your own food is a lot better is its low impact on harming the environment. The amount of energy used to grow, harvest, and transport food is outrageous, not to mention the cost. One source says that it takes on average, 1,500 miles to transport food which translates to nearly 10 kilo calories of fossil fuels (onegreenplanet.org).
All this information can be a bit overwhelming but it isn't too late to change. Investing in growing your own food will benefit you, your family, and the planet in the long run. At SALT Provisions we care about our customers' wellbeing and want to provide nothing but the best. That being said, we now carry Urban Agriculture Co. Grow Kits for the consumer who strives for a healthier lifestyle. We have a variety of grow kits from vegetables and herbs, even flowers. Chad Corzine, Urban Agriculture’s founder explained the Grow Kits, “are designed to simplify the process of city gardening by providing you with everything needed for a fun and easy growing experience”. The Grow Kits make gardening easy for everyone in any location. The grow kits all come with one pack of organic seeds, one container to grow the plant and the container is made from 100% recycled tea bags that allow the soil to be aerated and drained. All you need to do is keep the grow kits in some sunshine and water them, instructions are provided on every kit. Urban Agriculture Company may be your solution to enjoy healthy, fresh, and organic food and maybe even find a new hobby in gardening! Check out the pictures below for the different Grow Kits we carry at SALT Provisions.