Grow your own food
Growing your own food can be a rewarding experience, and it reduces the miles (or kilometers!) your food needs to travel to get to you. The environmental benefits of gardening also include increased biodiversity and animal habitat, and less use of pesticides and fertilizers than in commercial agriculture.
You can grow edible plants on balconies, front yards, side yards and backyards, all without a permit. However, if you belong to a homeowners or condominium association, be sure to verify they allow you to do so. If you don't have space at home, there are also community gardens.
Learn more about growing Veg Instead!