National Garden Month

Activities

How to Use, Store & Enjoy Farm/Garden Fresh Food


Courtesy of members of Les Dames d'Escoffier and their Green Tables Initiative.

Recipes

From food writer Karen Levin (Chicago) -- Saveur Recipe Contest Winner! >>GO

From organic farmer Paulette Satur (New York) >>GO

From author Nathalie Dupree (Charleston) >>GO

From chef/educator Philippa Kingsley (Atlanta) >>GO

From food writer Terry Golsen (Boston) >>GO

From Green City Market Founder Abby Mandel (Chicago) >>GO

From author Lora Brody (Boston) >>GO

From author/TV personality

Mary Ann Esposito (Boston) >>GO

From author/educator Barbara Lauterbach (Boston) >>GO

From kitchenware storeowner Cindy Evetts (British Columbia) >>GO

From organic meat supplier Tina Hills (British Columbia) >>GO

From food writer/author Tina Wasserman (Dallas) >>GO

From restaurant owner Holly Arnold Kinney (Colorado) >>GO

From food publisher/publicist Dianne Hogerty (Kansas City) >>GO

From food writer/author Mary Ellen Evans (Minneapolis) >>GO

From food writer Lynn Ogryzlo (Ontario) >>GO

From food writer Shari Stern (Philadelphia) >>GO

From caterer Eugenia Theodosopoulos (Phoenix) >>GO

From food writer Cynthia Nims (Seattle) >>GO

From farmers market operator Ann Yonkers (Washington, DC) >>GO

Selecting, Storing and Using Fresh Produce

From produce marketer Nancy Eisman (Los Angeles) >>GO

From produce marketer Susan Dunn (Austin) >>GO

From Green City Market Founder Abby Mandel (Chicago) >>GO

Preserving the Harvest

From Green City Market Founder Abby Mandel (Chicago) >>GO

Ways to Get Your Family Eating Farm/Garden Fresh Food

From food writer/author Terry Golson (Boston) >>GO

From food writer/author Janet Fletcher (San Francisco) >>GO

From family food author/educator Lynn Fredericks (New York) >>GO

From kids culinary educator Linda Hopkins (Phoenix) >>GO

Resources for Teachers/Educators

From chef/restaurateur/author/educator Alice Waters (San Francisco) >>GO

From educator Daphne Derven (New York) >>GO

From educator Lynn Fredericks (New York) >>GO

From health educator Martha Lindgren Marino (Seattle) >>GO

"Food for Thought" Articles to Inspire Change

From author/professor Marion Nestle (New York) >>GO

From food writer Laura Taxel (Cleveland) >>GO

From organics distributor Debra Boye (British Columbia) >>GO

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When You Garden, You Grow!

Every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. Gardeners know, and research confirms, that nurturing plants is good for us: attitudes toward health and nutrition improve, kids perform better at school, and community spirit grows. Join the celebration and help to make America a greener, healthier, more livable place!

About National Garden Month

Why Garden?

"Working for the Kansas State Extension Service has given me an opportunity to interact with many gardeners. Gardeners have this optimistic, nurturing outlook on life. They have their own unique ways of enjoying their passion. The joy of gardening is just not in the success of growing plants but growing people. I have learned this firsthand working with our dedicated Johnson County Extension Master Gardeners. This dedicated group gives so much back to the community. For me the joy of gardening is more than plants. It's really about celebrating the people who garden."

-- Dennis Patton, Horticulture Agent, Johnson County Kansas State Research and Extension

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