Friday, June 12, 2009

School Garden Initiative

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) teamed up with the Food Network, Share Our Strength and others to plant a fruit and vegetable garden at the SEED School in SE. A Good Food Gardens program was created to educate youth about incorporating healthy foods into their diets. Another win for the Obama Administration!

Recession Gardens

I attended the Food Research and Action Center's Annual Benefit Dinner this week and was reminded how much I like the non-profit DC Hunger Solutions. While I am worrying about how to find local produce, others are concerned about finding food...any food. It's certainly been on my mind with the current economy. I know food banks across the country are emptying out due to increased demand.

The good news is that home gardening is on the rise. We've replaced our Victory Gardens with Recession Gardens.