Ask anyone you know. They will tell you that growing your own vegetables is healthy and smart. Food safety is increasingly important to families as awareness grows. As fuel prices soar so does the cost of feeding our families. There has never been a better time for getting back to basics and that includes growing our own fruits and vegetables. Besides, growing vegetables is fun!
NWIAA offers education and hands on training at its community gardens each year for those interested in learning how to grow healthy vegetables. Sustainable agriculture training includes garden planning, proper soil preparation, planting and garden maintenance. NWIAA offers learning and growing opportunities to youth of all ages, handicapped individuals, seniors and other disadvantaged groups or individuals. NWIAA also offers selling space at its Farmer’s Markets for local farmers and backyard producers. NWIAA’s goal is that no one should go hungry. By growing your own vegetables, you can live well even on a small food budget.
NWIAA recognizes new opportunities and agribusiness trends for beginning farmers in sustainable agriculture as the number of farmers decline due to retirement and attrition.
What is your favorite vegetable?
For spring and summer crops the list seems endless; leaf lettuce, onions, peas, corn, beans, cucumbers, okra, squash, tomatoes and the endless varieties of peppers.
For fall crops, consider planting root crops such as beets and carrots. For leafcrops, cauliflower and cabbage are tasty choices. And don’t forget the garlic and onions.
Please contact us for more information so that you, your family and your community can benefit from NWIAA healthy and tasty opportunities.