Home & Garden: How our Landscape Shifted in the Last 10 Years

When we began a new millennium just 10 years ago, “‘carbon footprint’ wasn’t a household term, ‘paper or plastic’ hadn’t become a moral dilemma, and reduce, reuse and recycle didn’t yet come to mind as the three R’s,” writes San Francisco Chronicle Home & Garden Editor Deb Wandell.

Though it’s difficult to think of a time when sustainability wasn’t on the forefront of our minds, it is true that our homes and gardens have come along way in the last 10 years, thanks in part to a mass embrace of all things sustainable and serious discussion about our responsibility for the footprints we leave on the environment.

Whether it’s incorporating native plants into our gardens, purchasing handmade wares instead of mass marketed ones, or composting and installing community gardens, Wandell highlights the top 10 trends for Home & Garden worth taking into the 2010’s. Read more here. And don’t forget to check out the slideshow here.

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