"I am an urban homesteader, living in Seattle, with my husband, two children and three chickens. This year I'll be working on expanding our backyard food gardens. We already have multiple fruit trees and berry plants as well as several raised beds for growing organic vegetables, but I'm adding space to help reduce our food miles.
"All of our food scraps and dandelions go to our chickens and we compost their droppings to help complete the circle. It's a great Earth Day lesson for the kids."
Deanna Duke is the author of The Non-Toxic Avenger: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You, which will be released by New Society Publishers this Fall.
Photo: Courtesy Deanna Duke