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Utilise your garden to solve food problem

By Obiabin Onukwugha

Gardening an essential activity that brings beauty ans serenity to homes. It can cost huge sums of money to plant flowers and maintain a good landscape in your building.

But garden can actually serve as s source of food, besides the landscaping.

With concerns about food scarcity and the desire for healthier, organic options, many people are turning to their own gardens to cultivate fruits, food crops and vegetables.

Having a garden farm enables you eat fresh fruits and vegetables from farm to pot. This can tremendously improve your health and promote sustainable farming practices.

Utilizing your garden for planting of food crops such as pepper, leaves, plantain, cassava, sugarcane, cocoanuts, mangoes, pears, okro and lots more, can help provide some food on your table and save you some income.

Besides, there is this feeling of satisfaction and inner joy when you harvest a crop or food from your garden.

Rosemary, a resident of Port Harcourt, Rivers State has been utilising her garden in her one plot of land to provide food for herself. By engaging in farming cassava, plantain and yam, Rosemary, who is also a journalists scarcely spends money on these food items.

Beyond the practical benefits, gardening has a profound impact on our mental well-being. It provides a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, allowing us to slow down and reconnect with nature.

The act of planting, nurturing, and watching plants grow can be incredibly therapeutic, reducing stress and anxiety. Additionally, gardening offers a sense of accomplishment and purpose.

Plants purify the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, making the air fresher and healthier. So by having food crops in your garden, can make you live longer through the exchange of oxygen and CO2 from your own plants.

Lastly, plants can be a great conversation starter and a way to bond with others who share your love for gardening.


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