"A healthy man wants a thousand things, a sick man only wants one." - Confucius

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that half of all illnesses are directly linked to seven types of indoor air pollution, such as formaldehyde gas, tobacco smoke, and biological pollutants. Shockingly, the pollutant levels inside an average US home are higher than those outside. This poses a serious health risk, as the quality of air we breathe affects our physical and mental wellbeing.

Indoor air quality problems arise from various contaminants such as excessive moisture, radon, and combustion gases, which accumulate inside our homes. Eliminating these pollutants at their sources is the first strategy towards achieving good indoor air quality. However, some pollutants cannot be eliminated, and proper ventilation strategies are essential to dilute emissions from indoor sources and carry indoor air pollutants out of the home.

When considering how your home interacts with your health and wellness, it's important to minimize the use of synthetic materials that off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and increase fresh air exchange. Additionally, creating edible gardens is more than just a trend; farm-to-table food is highly desirable, and growing our food increases our respect and honor for it. Studies by Cornell University have shown that children who grow vegetables eat more vegetables, emphasizing the significance of eating healthy and fresh food.