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How to Start a Sustainable Garden Without a Lot of Back-breaking Work

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Facing the four fundamentals

When Alice asks the Cheshire Cat, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
He replies, 
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
In a similar vein, in thinking about how to create a more sustainable garden, you need to first determine where you want to go.
1. Set a clear objective. Where are you along the road to a more sustainable garden? Do you want to completely revamp how your garden functions? Or tackle just a few small changes that can be done quickly? Perhaps you’ve scoped out a single project that would make a big difference, but it needs to be done in stages. Make sure your choice(s) align with your deepest convictions and abilities; you want this to be a labor of love so that it feels rewarding and fulfilling at the end.
Set a realistic budget based on real-world, written price quotes if contractors are involved; establish milestones to keep everything on schedule; prepare for the…