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4 Tips to Eat Organic on a Budget

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Grow Your Own

Even if you have a small space, it’s possible to grow at least some of your own food. Vertical gardening is a great way to maximize food-growing space. If you’re looking for small space gardening inspiration, I highly recommend Urban Organic Gardener. Mike’s been growing his own food for years: first on his tiny NY fire escape and now on his LA balcony.

Maximize What You Have

A lot of the food we buy ends up wasted, and that’s essentially lost money. Try buying less at a time to minimize waste. If eating leftovers isn’t your favorite thing, look at some ways to revamp leftover food to make it last and ensure that nothing goes to waste. To stretch that food budget even further, you can even cook with food scraps!

Have you guys found other ways to make the most of a slim food budget? Share away in the comments!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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12:42AM PST on Feb 26, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

2:59PM PDT on May 12, 2013


12:12PM PDT on May 12, 2013

In 1987, for 8 months, I went on an all fruit diet. At first it was very expensive because I kept eating more and more of the fruit. About three months into it I found myself spending less on food and oddly enough less on everything.. By six months I was spending half of my all-around budget of what I have been spending prior to starting the diet. It wasn't that fruit was getting less expensive, it was just that I did not need as much of the fruit and I knew what I wanted to buy. Also, I seem to need less of most everything – such as toothpaste, dish soap, deodorant, laundry soap, etc.

Though I was able to pull it off, I really wish that prices for organic foods and healthier foods would go down – while prices for chips and sodas would go up. I believe that the healthier our country is, the more we will be able to get to the goals we as a people want to reach. LOWER THE PRICES ON HEALTHIER FOODS.

3:36AM PDT on May 12, 2013

thanks for sharing

3:05AM PDT on May 12, 2013


12:45AM PDT on May 12, 2013

Thanks for the article

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10:21AM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

Thank you

10:48AM PDT on Aug 24, 2011


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