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Along with the savings created by natural shade you can also see the benefits of growing your own staples. An enclosed vegetable patch with seasonal produce will, obviously, see you pay less at the grocery store (have you seen the price of bananas lately). Depending upon the space and the time you’ve got on your hand you could end up with fresh and potentially free vegies and herbs all year round. The kids will love helping out and the patch will largely look after itself if it’s done the right way first.
From the dirt we move on up to the water. With a little “maker” ingenuity or a plumber friend you can tap into the downpipes of your home and harvest enough water for all of your not so personal needs. Watering the garden, washing the car, flushing the toilet – all covered.
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