Jan 9, 2010
The other day I read a post over at Agwh's blog: Grow Your Own (Food) about the value of our homegrown veggies. Now, this may be "preaching to the choir", but I think at seed ordering time and especially when we hit "pay using this card" we all could use a reminder of the rewards of what we do, financially speaking! I also came across a post while researching this on my own at "kitchengardeners.org" that is worth a look! I copied it below, but you can read more of Roger's post here.
To do your own value, just replace his numbers with yours, fun for a cold winter's day! Of course much of our produce is given away, donated, etc, but even with a worst case scenario, I think we all pretty much pay for our seed orders with less than half of our tomato harvest! The prices also vary of course depending on the region you live in, BUT STILL!
Thomas at "a growing tradition" made the statement the other day that sums the reality of our gardens up... "Not that it really matters since I'd still grow my own food even if it costs me more to do so. The way I see it, there are just some things that you can't place a value on and growing your own food just happens to be one of them."
How true, he beautifully stated what we all are thinking! Enjoy the winter math...
If any of you have copious amounts of free time to do this, post your total values in the comments section, I would love to see our combined worth, hahahaha!