Michael Rahal: Tips for a Sustainable Home Garden

May 24, 2013

The owner of Rahal Farms, Michael Rahal commits himself to sustainable and holistic farming, as well as to educating the community on such practices. Michael Rahal also specializes in compassionate animal husbandry, and he loves to design, cook, and build.

Starting and maintaining a garden often proves to be an enjoyable and humbling experience. With the freedom to design, plant, and produce, gardeners find the hobby to be greatly rewarding. For people who are looking to learn more about sustainable gardening, the following tips should prove helpful.

1. Reuse various gardening materials, such as rocks for garden design, unused building materials for trellising, and thrift store finds for other requirements.

2. Minimize garden waste by using a compost system or by cooking the unused parts of vegetables in water for a rich broth.

3. Integrate livestock to clean up vines, eat roots, and gain a new source of manure.

4. Use organic, nonhybrid seeds whenever possible.

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