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Start a Community Garden
Buying produce at the grocery store can add up depending on the items you purchase. But if you start a garden, you can harvest produce cheaply each year. A well-maintained food garden can produce ½ pound of produce per square foot per growing season, according to the National Gardening Association. A 600-square foot garden could produce 300 pounds of fresh produce and save $600 a year, according to the NGA.
Start moving some dirt and learn how to start a garden in your home.
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Build a Little Free Library
The first Little Free Library was built in 2009 by Todd H. Bol in Hudson, Wisconsin. It has since become a phenomenon of its own with those little libraries on streets across the nation. More than 60,000 Little Free Libraries are found in the U.S. and are in more than 80 countries. The little libraries have helped sprout readers and make for a wonderful community project.
Learn more about Little Free Libraries.
Photo: Courtesy of Little Free Libraries