CORVALLIS, Ore. – As the gardening season gets started in earnest, you may want to think about how you can be kinder on the environment – and your wallet, too.
“Everyone can be sustainable,” said Ross Penhallegon, a horticulturist for Oregon State University Extension Service. “If you use drip irrigation, you’re doing your part to save this resource. If you take leaves and make compost and put that compost in the soil, we’ve won.
“That’s reasonable,” he added. “In the big picture, we all need to look to at our garden and ask what can we do to reduce carbon imprint, reduce irrigation and use less products.”
Penhallegon shares these tips for being more sustainable in the garden:
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