1. Start Composting
No excuses. It’s a new year and composting is one habit that you simply must get serious about in 2013. From setting up a worm bin to starting a compost tumbler, there is a method that will work no matter where you are, so get started!
2. Start Growing Edibles
I have a lot of friends and colleagues who garden solely for the beautification of their land. Those people don’t make sense to me. Even if you start small by tucking a patch of chives in a bed of flowers, make the commitment to grow something edible in 2013!
3. Go Organic
These days it is impossible to know how our food is produced unless we produce it ourselves. Don’t trade the unknown for shelves full of pesticides and herbicides in your home garden either. It is easier than ever to go organic, and in 2013 the UrbanFig team will be here to help every step of the way.
4. Grow Something New
Even if you already have mad growing skills there is always room to grow something new. Branch out and you just might find your next favorite garden vegetable.
5. Share Seeds & Seedlings with Friends and Loved Ones
In the urban garden setting, packets of seeds often go to waste because there are so many seeds in a pack. This year, resolve to share your surplus seeds and seedlings with your coworkers, relatives or neighbors.
6. Grow Extra and Donate to a Local Food Bank
Plant an extra row for the hungry next season and donate the food to your local food pantry.
7. Make Gardening a Family Affair
We spend too much time indoors, and with work schedules the way they are these days many of us don’t have the time to spend with our families that we should. Turn your 2013 garden into a family affair and get everyone involved from planning to planting, tending and harvesting.