What’s a home garden worth?

March 13, 2009 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

At least $2,000, according to Maine-based food writer/ blogger Roger Doiron, who posed the question-and-answer on his website Kitchen Gardeners International. That ain’t chicken feed. After calculating the out-of-pocket expenses for his home garden ($282 for seeds, supplies, water and extra compost) and the estimated cost of his home-grown vegetables if he had bought them at local farmers’ markets ($2431), his net savings were $2,149. That’s an 800% plus gain on his investment, not too shabby in these hard times. You can read all about it here. (You gotta love this guy, he’s the one in the You Tube video urging Obama to put a veggie garden on the South Lawn.)

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