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Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama

San Diego, California
My name is Dawn and welcome to Small Footprint Family! As a new parent and longtime environmentalist, this blog is about my family’s adventures in learning to reduce our environmental impact, take good care of ourselves, and enjoy the simple pleasures in life so we can ensure an abundant,... Full Bio
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How to Grow Snap and Snow Peas

Peas are pretty easy to grow. Just give them cool, spring weather, composted soil that drains well, and some climbing support. If you’re short...

How to Grow Beets

Both beets and Swiss chard are different varieties within the same plant family (Amaranthaceae-Chenopodiaceae) and their edible leaves share a...

How to Grow Winter Squash

Winter squashes are members of the Cucurbitaceae family and relatives of both the melon and the cucumber. Winter squashes like butternut or...

Growing a Snap Pea Bounty {with Two Recipes}

Peas are pretty easy to grow. Just give them cool, spring weather, composted soil that drains well, and some climbing support. If you’re short...

Why Vaccine Mandates Threaten Everything This Country Stands For

Right now we are in the midst of a national feud about whether the government should mandate vaccinations for both adults and children. The main...
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