Urban farming is on the rise in cities today. Community gardens and other urban community food growing projects bring people together to work for better neighborhoods. Schools encourage students to learn how food is grown and businesses are becoming more conscious of the importance of sustainable resources. Rooftop gardening and vertical farming are innovative ways to express our creativity and connect us to the earth. Raising chickens in urban yards and beekeeping as a hobby are becoming popular.
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a newbie, you can count on Pets and Nature Paths to help you get started, find the sources for the basics or introduce you to new brands. Even small steps can contribute to a more sustainable future.
Some popular brands include Harvest Lane Honey, Alliance Animal Care and Central Life Science.
Growing food in your own backyard, in small spaces, raised beds and even on your deck, means you have access to great-tasting, fresh and nutritious food right outside your door. We want to make your outdoor garden space a sanctuary where your vegetable plants thrive no matter how large or small. Some of our gardening products include apparel, heirloom seeds, tools, path lighting, garden decor and much more.
Urban beekeeping is becoming a popular pastime as more people are concerned with the decline in bee populations along with wanting to have their own honey. An established colony of healthy bees can produce upwards of 100 pounds of honey per year. If you can garden, you can be a beekeeper. It takes about the same amount of time to keep your flower and vegetable garden as it does to keep bees. Or, better yet, the two hobbies complement each other - try both!
More and more people believe having an endless supply of fresh eggs is a great idea. If you are a good pet owner, keeping chickens or rabbits is not much different than having a dog or cat. The biggest benefit of having hens in your backyard is the fresh quality eggs they produce each day. It only takes a few minutes daily to manage plus a big clean-up once a week. We’ve got all the supplies you need on a regular basis or ask us about a starter kit.