Monday, March 16, 2009

Gardening season for me. It seems the down economy is making it a trend.

I remember reading that the Freakonomics writers calculated that many hobbies, including gardening, actually cost more for the end product than would buying it. I disagree. While my hourly rate for freelance work would be $40.00, I'm doing my gardening on my off days. I'm also getting a workout that I won't have to pay my gym to get. Add on the collective savings of composting my food waste, and oil savings from not buying factory farmed food, and it should add up. I'll have to carry my calculator around this year.

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