National Garden Month

This is My Garden

To help celebrate National Garden Month 2006, we've invited our visitors to share their garden tales with us. We hope you'll find inspiration in their stories and appreciate the pride of your fellow gardeners.


Tradition - Thomas B.

I can't remember when my Dad didn\'t have a garden. We kids, all 8 of us, were raised on a farm, and the garden was our main source of food. Oh, we killed hogs and made sausage, had a few chickens, but Dad's garden was his pride and joy. Now that Dad has gone, I have continued the tradition since 1990. We moved to a larger lot, and tomorrow I am putting out the first crop, onions. You might be surprised how many people have never eaten anything but a hot-house tomato. When the time comes, and I distribute vegetables to our friends and neighbors, they treat me like I\'m some sort of magician. Yet, it's nothing more than my Dad's gardening rules and some hard work. It still works the same way today as it did back then.

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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?

"Now is the time to plant many of the grasses and wildflowers that are part of the "rainforest" in our area of the planet - the plains and prairies. The time to reaffirm our faith that there will indeed be a future. A time to remind ourselves that each of us has the right and the responsibility to create little spots of health on an ailing planet. A time to do our part, in the hope that our children and our children's children might have a chance to experience the joys of watching the earth wake up from a long winter's rest to flower into a beautiful spring."

-- Bill Neiman, Native American Seed

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