What is sustainable living? It’s a phrase that gets kicked around a lot these days, that can conjure up images of living in a tiny hand built cabin far removed from civilization, with no electricity or flushing toilet, and eating a strictly food you’ve either gathered or grown yourself. While most people aren’t ready to totally live ‘off the grid’ there are things we can all do to lessen our carbon footprint and make healthier choices for ourselves and the world around us.
Sustainable living for real people is about making intentional decisions about what we put into our bodies and what we pollute the planet with. It’s about raising chickens or gardening or canning as ways of beginning to lessen our dependency on Big Ag. It’s about learning non-toxic solutions to our common every day problems. It’s about trying to balance all of these important issues in a crazy, spinning planet when we’re also busy and strapped for time. It’s about pursuing the things we love and about giving back to those around us in our own unique ways.
If you love the idea of simple things in life and aren’t afraid to try new things and get your hands dirty, then you’re in the right place.
Here’s a few places you might like to explore to get started…whether you’re full on living a more intentional and sustainable lifestyle, or are just getting started, there’s something here for everyone.
None of us have to wait until we have all the answers. We can start today, with what we know, and go forward from here. Don’t let your lack of experience intimidate you. Some of life is living it and learning along the way. Good positive change is possible, and moving forward feels good. It feels right. Sustainable, natural, non-toxic living isn’t an all-or-nothing.
Join me? I’d love to share this journey with you. Stop by the blog or the City Girl Farming Facebook page and introduce yourself. I love connecting with like-minded people, members of my tribe.
And welcome. I’m glad you’re here.
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