In the late 1930’s food was rationed because of WW2. The government did a campaign to encourage everyone to grow their own “victory gardens,” and millions of people did so. Fast forward to today, now the problem is food loss from flooding, and produce being recalled because of contamination. More food, such as romaine, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, melons, and green peas have been taken off the shelves in the last few years for public safety. Other problems with relying on the grocery store is the average distance food is transported is 1500 miles which is not good for the environment, and worse yet, our food can be covered with pesticides when crossing state lines (which negates the effort of growing them organically!)
More people are wanting the convenience of having fresh organic produce steps from their kitchen. There is nothing better tasting than fresh picked, vine ripened! No worry about if it is old and will quickly spoil in your refrigerator before you get a chance to eat it. According to a recent study, the average family throws away $2,200 worth of food each year so that’s an expensive problem. Hesitations to growing one’s own comes from the time a traditional garden takes tools and time to prepare and maintain (irrigation, weeding, pest control), and even with building raised beds, it is still hard on the back! Luckily, there is a plug and play system that makes it easier!
A NASA grant was given to develop an aeroponic gardening system to grow the healthiest food possible to feed astronauts living in space. The good news is homeowners can now get their own system to enjoy the most mineral rich organic food too! It has other benefits such as using little space, little water, and growing 4 times faster. You can beat the elements by growing indoors if you want! They say growing your own food is like printing your own money.
Cook Remodeling services the following East Phoenix Valley Cities;
Scottsdale, Arcadia, Ahwatukee, Chandler, Sun Lakes, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Florence, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, and Rio Verde