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.


Healthy Road - Debbie W.

My two oldest children (ages 11 and 7) are both overweight and have high cholesterol. Being concerned about the risks of these two conditions, we decided to be proactive. We went to a nutritionist and began looking at our eating habits. It became clear that we needed to add more fruits and vegetables to our diets. Leading a busy life, it is not always easy to get to the grocery store to keep fresh fruits and vegetables in the house, so I decided to grow our own so we would always have access to these healthy foods. My kids each got to decide what fruits and vegetables they liked and would like to have more of. We started with strawberries, raspberries, and watermelon. The kids helped plant the seeds, decide where the garden should be, and transplant the plants. Not only were they growing healthy foods, but working in the garden proved to be a form of exercise as well! We are all on the road to a healthier life!

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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?

"April is a National Gardening Month for a reason. It is when we gardeners begin preparing for harvests of real, fresh, healthy food. Not yet a vegetable gardener? You do not need to be a land baron to get started. Many types of vegetables can be successfully grown in containers allowing even the most space-challenged folks the opportunity to raise their own food. Whether you dream of self-sufficiency, saving some money on your food budget, or taking control over the quality of what you eat, April is your opportunity to start."

-- Mike Dunton, Founder, Victory Seed Company

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