Having goals is one thing and reaching them is altogether a different ball game. I love to have goals; after all they will help you grow as a person. Some of the goals, that I am planning to achieve in next few months, that I believe will not only change current lifestyle but also makes us more environmental & health conscious person.
Goal 1: Eat fresh home prepared meals.
I have signed up for CSA farm share and I will be receiving bi-weekly organically grown vegetables directly from the farm. I do not have a say on what I would get as part of that package. They all will be fresh and directly from the farm. For people who are not aware of CSA farm share is – it is community supported agriculture, where we pre-pay the farmers to farm their lands. Give the farmers loan and expect fresh veggies in return.
Last year, I tried one bag and it lasted for about 2 weeks. They were mostly green leaf veggies and I had to find ways to make it edible for me. Also, there is considerable amount of work – the veggies are directly from farm and needs a good wash. It is quite some work. Plus, the veggies are not only expensive, but will go bad soon, so you are forced to prepare them fresh.
Goal 2: Compost all that can be composted
We have a tiny little back yard, so we sure can make use of this composting. I need to upgrade my knowledge in this area. There is a long way to go.
Goal 3: Produce very little trash
In my earlier posts, I did mention about few people who produce almost-nil-trash. Of all the goals, this will be the most difficult to achieve and it might be the slowest and hardest of all. It requires lots of discipline, especially with all-plastic-packages-everywhere. I have to use my re-usable bags, pouches to store veggies (I am planning to make from my old-t-shirts), find convenient places that offers non-plastic like whole foods to buy lentils from, prepare our own bread, eventually get rid of all plastic containers and have only glass or steel ones.
Goal 4: Grow few vegetables in a garden
Learning to gardening is challenging. It took plenty of my energy to just pluck the weeds out. Sowing seeds and growing plants wasn’t that easy. I failed at it miserably and my timing of shifting was not good. So I plan to learn.
Goal 5: To write the weekly status update on this blog.
Goal 6: the most important of all, to follow through the above list of goals.
Dear readers: I would greatly appreciate your valuable inputs & provide if any website links that will help me find better ways to achieve any/all of the above goals.