A Shift in the Landscape: 10 Trends in Home & Garden Worth Taking into the Next Decade

Just 10 years ago, when we began a new millennium, “‘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.

Wow. Our homes and gardens have come along way in the last 10 years, thanks in part to a mass mobilization towards sustainable living and serious discussion about our personal responsibility for the footprints we leave on the environment.

Making a Living on the Land. Image via SFGate.com
Making a Living on the Land. Image via SFGate.com
From a return to using native plants and purchasing handmade wares to composting and community gardens, Wandell highlights the top 10 trends worth taking into the next decade. Read more here. And don’t forget to check out the slideshow here.