A greenhouse makes growing food possible year-round and in any region. Small, easy-to-build passive hoop houses, high tunnels, and compact greenhouses require little to no energy to grow food, no matter the weather. They also extend your growing season so you produce more food all year, even during the harshest seasons.
As incredibly sustainable tools for meeting your own eating and health needs, they make you even more self-sufficient while minimizing your impact on the environment. And if you’re thinking about purchasing a small greenhouse kit, chances are you’re already thinking a lot about where your food comes from.
But do you also think about the sustainability behind your future hoop house, and the company you might buy it from? Does the company also produce their products sustainably? Do they create sustainable designs?
More importantly: will your money go towards a company that is ultimately on your side in the sustainable food battle? If all this is important to you, be certain to nab a greenhouse kit from one of these sustainability-minded companies over others. Many of these kits are relatively affordable, easy-to-construct (or constructed for you), top quality, and lovingly made by people and companies that care about the planet just as much as you do.
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