How-To: Edible Gardens

Eat Healthy and Shop Smart  
U.S. Department of Agriculture  
https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture
SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) is the nutrition promotion and obesity prevention component of SNAP.  Find lists for fruits and vegetables in season, low-cost recipes, and more.

Know What YOU Eat!  
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/  
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture  
This website lets you enter any kind of food and find out its nutritional value, including protein, vitamins and minerals, fiber and fat.  Try it out on some of your favorite foods!   

The People’s Garden: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities
CLICK HERE for a brochure about the People’s Garden Initiative by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
“’People’s Gardens’: USDA program focuses on creating public spaces to benefit communities”
CLICK HERE for an article about People’s Gardens, which have three main goals:

  • Benefit the community in multiple ways to include providing a public space for leisure activity, producing harvest for local food banks and creating a wildlife friendly environment.
  • Be a collaborative between volunteers, neighbors and community organizations.
  • Incorporate sustainable practices that nurture the environment.