Planting a vegetable or herb garden in your yard is a great way to make your life more eco-friendly. You don’t have to have a lot of space to grow a small herb or vegetable garden, and the food it produces will be fresher and reduce the greenhouse gases needed to truck produce to the market.

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Anytime you hear the phrase, “living off the land,” it probably brings to mind our early settlers or maybe Grizzly Adams, but it’s also a fun and educational step in thinking green. But before you go pitching a tent or setting up a tepee, let me explain that I’m talking about a personal garden.

Practically anyone can have a garden these days, even if you live in a high rise. It can be a small plot in your backyard, or an herb garden in your kitchen window. But the best part is the chance to share the whole experience with your kids or grandkids, because thinking green is not just doing, it’s also teaching green to the next generation and beyond.

When we make a habit of sharing this green living, you know they’ll incorporate it into their lives, because . . . well, you know the old saying, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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