National Garden Month


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

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


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?

"MULCH, MULCH, MULCH. Add four to six inches of an organic mulch, such as bark chips, beneath the entire root zone of trees and shrubs. Dona**t pile the chips near plant trunks, however. Mulch encourages healthier plants, reducing the needs for pesticides and fertilizers. Benefits of mulch: Retains moisture. Keeps soil temperature constant, reducing plant stress. Suppresses weeds. Gradually increases soil organic matter, feeding the soil. Attracts beneficial organisms that improve soil fertility and porosity. Protects roots and plants from mechanical injury. On hillsides and around rural homes, it suppresses the spread of brush fires."

-- Fred Hoffman, producer-host KFBK/KSTE, Farmer Fred

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