Make a Living in Your Garden To Help Combat Climate Change

In order to fight climate change, individuals must rethink the way they live their lives. If you are lucky enough to have a garden, you are well placed to help combat the climate crisis we face. There are many ways to use your garden to move towards a more eco-friendly and sustainable way of life. One of the less obvious things to consider is how your garden might help you make a living in a way that is more compatible with a zero or low carbon way of life.

The Problems of Working Outside the Home

The way many of us work can make it more difficult to live our lives in the right way. When we commute from our homes to offices or other buildings that are far away, this can increase our carbon footprints dramatically. We can reduce the carbon cost by car sharing to work, or eliminate it entirely if we are able to walk or cycle. But the realities of modern life mean that these things are not always possible.

What is more, the offices and places of work can themselves be a major consumers of power and other resources. We often have little or no control over the sustainability of the places where we are employed.

The Benefits of Working From Home/ In Your Garden

While, of course, this is not an option for everyone, many people could consider making a dramatic lifestyle change. Many people could make a living, either by working from home (or in a garden building on the property) or even from the resources that a garden can provide.

If you are keen to do your bit to combat climate change, and have an entrepreneurial spirit, considering more alternative ways to make a living in your home or garden could be something to consider.

There are many different benefits to finding an alternative livelihood that allows you to remain very close to home. It can not only allow you to reduce the carbon footprint of a commute, or your share of the carbon footprint of your workplace. It could also allow you to actively work to make the world a better place. What is more, it could also make you feel happier and healthier as your work-life balance could dramatically improve.

Options for Making a Living a Garden Can Provide

There are a huge range of ways in which having a garden could open up a wide range of opportunities for you. For example, consider the potential for:

  • The creation of a home office in a garden structure, so you can work on the Internet.
  • The building of a garden workshop or studio space, so you can work with your hands, perhaps even using resources your garden could provide.
  • Businesses based on selling the things that you grow, or products you cook/ preserve from your garden.

Use your imagination and you may well be able to discover that living a sustainable way of life and helping to combat climate change is something more achievable for you personally than you ever imagined.