Have you visited your local farmer’s market this week or picked up your weekly allotment at a CSA?   If you are a locavore, like so many of us, you might be asking some pretty specific questions of your suppliers when you are vetting your food choices, such as:

  • Where was this food grown? How far is the farm from here?
  • Where did the seed come from? Is it heirloom? Do you collect and save seed?
  • How do you grow your crops? All organic? Any pesticides – organic or chemical?
  • Are your methods sustainable? Do you take measures to protect and nurture the soil?

These are all great questions that we should be asking about the food we eat and how it is grown. It’s time to ask similar questions about the plants

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