Welcome to the 20th "Green" Tips Message. This message is sent to all subscribing users on a weekly basis providing simple tips on becoming more Green! This article is part of Earth911’s “Green Eight” series, where they showcase eight ways to green your life in various areas.This week's message provides simple tips on:
8 Ways to Green Your Fall
1. Visit the Local Farmers’ Market
Over the summer, many farmers’ markets across the country had to take a summer break, especially in cities where the temperatures reached triple digits. Luckily, as the weather cools down, many of your favorite farmers’ markets are back up-and-running with fresh produce.
So, if you have a craving for some home-grown goods, grab your reusable bags and head over to the local farmers’ market. It’s an ideal way to stock up on fresh produce and catch up with neighbors and friends. Visit Local Harvest to find a farmers’ market near you.
2. Reuse Your Raked Leaves
For those who live in areas of the country where the fall leaves pile up, raking them can be one of the season’s most daunting tasks. Instead of piling the leaves into a trash bag and sending them off to the dump, turn those leaves into a compost pile.
According to Home Owners Net, you can turn your unwanted leaves into compost by piling them, adding a layer of dirt in between each foot of leaves, sprinkling on some lime or ashes and checking the moisture level weekly. You can also add the leaves to a compost pile you’ve already created. With a bit of effort, your fall leaves can make great mulch or fertilizer for a spring garden.