In my opinion, there is a lot more to healthy eating than simple calorie counting. I believe that food source is equally important to our overall well-being. For example, I purposely avoid animal-based foods that come from a factory farm. Apart from finding the practices of factory farming objectionable, I feel that they compromise our health, the health of animals and the health of our environment.
Similarly, I make a concerted effort to purchase organic fruits and vegetables, wherever possible. My family and I frequent our local farmers market to buy organic locally grown produce. However, this can be a rather costly venture. For this reason, I have decided to take “local” to the next level in 2013 and create our own backyard farm!
Following are some chronological photos of my D.I.Y. veggie garden “project” this spring season, including some bumps along the way!! Continue reading