National Garden Month

National Garden Month

Press Releases

National Garden Month 2011

March 7, 2011 - Spring is in the Air »
February 7, 2011 - Hiring a Landscape Architect »
January 3, 2011 - Starting Seeds Indoors »

National Garden Month 2010

April 5, 2010 - Fun Youth Activities in the Garden »
March 1, 2010 - Where to Get Gardening Help? »
February 1, 2010 - 10 Money-Saving Strategies for Your Backyard »
January 4, 2010 - New Year’s Resolutions for Vegetable Gardeners »

National Garden Month 2009

March 13, 2009 - 10 Ways to be Green »
February 13, 2009 - Intergenerational Gardening Keeps You Active! »
January 15, 2009 - Grow a Rainbow with Your Kids! »
December 22, 2008 - Yes, You Can Grow Food and Flowers in Your Apartment »

National Garden Month 2008

April 2, 2008 - Ames True Temper to Participate in Third Annual NYC GROWS Garden Festival Presented by Target in Union Square Park, Sunday April 27, 2008 »
March 25, 2008 - The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Participates in Third Annual NYC GROWS Garden Festival Presented by Target in Union Square Park »
March 2008 - Annual NYC GROWS Garden Festival Presented by Target at Union Square Park on April 27, 2008 »
February 15, 2008 - April is National Garden Month® »
January 28, 2008 National Gardening Association Announces National Garden Month® Giveaway »

2008 National Garden Month Storylines

Gardening in the City Helps You Grow »
Increase Your Home's Value with Landscaping »
Growing Green in the Kitchen »
A Garden in Every School® »
Make a Green Resolution: Gardening to Reduce Global Warming and Climate Change »
Houseplants Are Good for Your Health »

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?

"During his imprisonment of 27 years, Nelson Mandela and his colleagues refused to participate in prison work assignments. Instead he spent his time tending a small garden on the prison rooftop, consisting of about two dozen oil drums in which he grew the following vegetables: Beans, Chillies, Beetroot, Lettuce, Broccoli, Onions, Cabbage, Peppers, Cauliflower, Spinach, Brinjal (Eggplant), Tomatoes and Strawberries. The challenge for all of us, to grow a ‘Nelson Mandela garden’ this year. 'Living isn’t just about doing for yourself, but what you do for others as well.' -Nelson Mandela"

-- Peter Prakke, Allergy Friendly Schoolyard(c)

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