My mom sent me this text today <3:
This filled me with so much joy! I love that my parents enjoy gardening so much, and I love that it’s good for environmental reasons. If done by many people, gardening reduces greenhouse gas emissions from food by producing locally (no transport), promoting plant-based eating (meat contributes methane and requires more energy to create feed for animals), sequestering carbon, etc. It also has the potential to replace industrial agriculture’s unsustainable practices—for example, using chemical fertilizers and pesticides can kill soil organisms key for agriculture—with more sustainable ones that do not degrade the land (see the table below).