Agritourism, a style of vacation that begs for easy ways to be GREEN by Jerry Hart
Water is as much a natural resource as the energy used to heat it. For example, showers use far less water and energy resources than baths. Shorter showers reduce water use even more and will lower water and heating bills. A pretty cheap low-flow shower head helps and the water and energy savings can quickly pay back the investment. Having a faucet aerator on each faucet conserves heat and water too, while keeping water pressure high. Oh and of course you could always invite that special person in your life to get in the shower with you. That can generate fun as well as savings.
How romantic is an Agritourism getaway and shower for two? I’ll let you know.
There’s been a growing trend in recent years for what is termed agritourism, a style of vacation that typically takes place on a farm, ranch or vineyard and offers guests a local, communal experience. Fresh, seasonal food is usually the main draw at a tourist farm, where guests are looking for an authentic country life experience without the traditional tourist trappings. But some take it even a step further and actually work — planting crops, harvesting food, feeding animals, cooking — in exchange for lodging and food. Personally, we’ve been flirting with the idea of taking a working vacation on an organic farm and of course showering together soon after. What about you? (no that’s not me in the picture). I need to agritourism myself first, then I’ll get back to you.