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Eating Healthy on a Budget Guide

This libguide provides information and resources regarding eating healthy on a budget.

Affordable/Low Maintenance Home Garden

Home Garden
  • Home gardening, Urban gardening, Urban agriculture, or Container gardening are all ways to enhance food security in food deserts.

  • You can search for items related to any of these terms in the library’s catalog

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How to Start Your Upcycled Garden while Staying at Home

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy from the Central European University provides tips on planting while in quarantine: how to start your upcycled garden while staying at home.

A) Upcycling: being resourceful with your garden

  • Know your space:

  • Choose your plant varieties:

  • Believe in yourself and in your garden!

B) How to create your upcycled containers:

  • Sowing in Upcycled containers

  • Preparation

  • Sowing

  • Maintenance

C) Finding seeds and starting your garden:

  • Growing from seeds

  • Growing from cuttings

Upcycling Garden Containers

TreeHugger provides common household items to start seeding indoors:

  • Newspaper Pots

  • Egg Cartons

  • Egg Shells

  • Paper Towel or Toilet Paper Tubes

  • Yogurt Cups

  • Paper Coffee Cups

  • To-Go Containers

  • Seed pot Trays

 

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