US Households Grow Home Food Gardens

By: Jennifer Kongs

You may be surprised to learn, according to the National Gardening Association, 31 percent of all U.S. households participated in food gardening in 2008. All too often we are bombarded with discouraging news about our food system: rising rates of childhood diabetes, salmonella outbreaks and genetically modified salmon, to name a few. We at MOTHER EARTH NEWS are happy we can all celebrate that over a third of American households are taking food production back into their own hands.


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