ROI: Return on Investment

Shelley Goldbeck

Return on Investment (ROI) is a term that is frequently used to describe the effectiveness of business.

One day this summer  I was harvesting new potatoes for dinner when it occurred to me what a good ROI I get from gardening.

One chunk of potato, perhaps a quarter of a potato, yielded enough potatoes for four of us for dinner, with a few leftover for hash browns with our eggs the next morning.

One seed packet of beans yielded us many meals of steamed green beans this summer. Our kale is flourishing, more than enough for us and half the neighbours!

That’s just the produce. That doesn’t include the free Vitamin D, exercise without paying for a gym pass, and peace of mind working through my problems while I garden rather than lying on a shrink’s couch at $300/hour.

Yes, the Return on Investment from gardening is huge. You should try it.

Our next Grow Food Calgary session is October 21. Tickets are available now. 

 

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