By Aviva Furman
There are many great reasons to eat local. Reducing your food miles and the packaging that enters the waste stream are just a few.
The Roslindale Farmer’s Market is a wonderful place to obtain fresh locally grown produce, but many home gardeners are choosing to grow their own vegetables. Just how much can a Rozzie apartment dweller grow in a Boston summer? I'll be answering that question with a 100 pound challenge.
With a sunny deck and a community garden plot, I'll be attempting to grow 100 pounds of produce this summer. Sounds like a lot? You can follow my progress on my 100 Pound Challenge blog. As of mid April, it is 2 pounds down, 98 to go. I invite other local gardeners to do their own 100 pound challenges. Let’s see how much local food the residents of Roslindale can grow.