Here at CCCS of Central Oklahoma we are always talking to clients about budgets, credit and financial planning. Besides having a healthy pocketbook it is also important to have a healthy lifestyle. Now the problem here is being able to eat healthy without going broke doing it.
Sometime back we began tossing the idea around the office of starting a community garden. Something small that we all could all contribute to and reap the rewards from. The next dilemma was where would we grow a garden at the office?? It was decided that the best solution would be a container garden!!
We started with some 5 gallon buckets donated by my brother Joe. Then Bert and Bob pitched in a couple of buckets. Tressa came up with some of those reusable bags that you get from the grocery store and we were off and running!!
We each pitched in a few bucks for seeds and soil and Tressa did most all the planting. Some watering by Tressa, Cristy and Monica and we have the makings of a pretty nice little garden. Best of all…it didn’t cost us that much.
Neighbors, family, friends and/or co-workers it doesn’t matter. I’d like to think the value we get from this is far greater than just the cost of the produce. It’s the friendships built. And isn’t that what really counts?? Give it a try… Plant a garden and see what grows. You might be surprised.
Anthony Murray is an NFCC Certified Consumer Credit Counselor and Bankruptcy Services Coordinator at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma. CCCS is a non-profit Credit Counseling agency with offices in Bethany, Enid and Tinker Air Force Base. Contact us at http://www.cccsok.org or 1-800-364-2227