The best thing we can do to eat healthier and to bolster our local economy is to buy locally grown food. At our house, groceries are a big part of our bills. So, for us, groceries are an important place to spend locally.
Bigtooth Maple in the Wasatch mountains in September 2009.
Credit Bryant Olsen / Flickr
This native maple will withstand drought conditions and water restrictions. It tolerates our soils from the plains to the mountains. It can be used in groves or by itself. And it has spectacular fall color. It should be used more in our western landscapes.