Conserve energy by keeping your garden ‘green’ by using materials in your garden that are permeable, recyclable, locally produced and natural. Reduce yard waste by selecting appropriate size plants for the space in your garden. Re-use on-site materials where possible. Minimize use of gas tools and choose electric or hand tools instead. Use “green” building materials.
Composting kitchen and yard waste reduces the amount of landfill and, when used as mulch reduces evaporation and feeds the microbes in your soil. It’s easy to build a compost bin; go to this link for simple instructions for building a compost bin or purchase one at any home improvement or hardware store. Click here for information on how to properly build a compost pile for maximum results.