Vegan/Raw Benefit #27

There are numerous benefits to a vegan/raw diet, most being health related.

But here’s a benefit I hadn’t considered or noticed until I had been eating raw for 3 months.

Garbage!

Or lack of garbage, that is. I’ve noticed that my household generates less than 1/3 of the normal amount we used to before eating raw. Since very few whole, raw foods are packaged, you’re saving a great deal of packaging waste.

There’s even less to recycle since I choose to use my own canvas bags for grocery shopping. If you’re a Whole Foods shopper, you may have noticed their new “green bags”. They’re a steal at under $2 and now will save at least 175 paper bags a year.

Yes, eating raw is eco-friendly too. Just another benefit!

Keep it raw…some,

Mark
The Vegan Raw Diet

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Save on Groceries, Grow Your Own Garden

Posted on March 7th, 2010 in Gardening,greens,local produce,raw vegan diet,video by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate 6 Comments »

One of the ways I’ve found to save on your grocery bill (next to shopping at your local farmers market) is to grow your own garden. As I show in this video, you don’t need a lot of space to grow just about anything you enjoy. You can dig up a small garden, or use the square foot garden method to grow just about anywhere around your house. You can also use containers as I do if you’re short on gardening space. All it takes is getting some compost locally (I found some at my local Whole Foods) and seeds. Here’s an update on our home garden: