How-To: Edible Gardens

Eat Healthy and Shop Smart  
U.S. Department of Agriculture
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture
SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) is the nutrition promotion and obesity prevention component of SNAP.  Find lists for fruits and vegetables in season, low-cost recipes, and more.

FoodData Central
From the US Department of Agriculture
FoodData Central takes the analysis, compilation, and presentation of nutrient and food component data to a new level.  

The People’s Garden: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities
CLICK HERE for a brochure about the People’s Garden Initiative by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“’People’s Gardens’: USDA program focuses on creating public spaces to benefit communities”
CLICK HERE for an article about People’s Gardens, which have three main goals:

  • Benefit the community in multiple ways to include providing a public space for leisure activity, producing harvest for local food banks and creating a wildlife friendly environment.
  • Be a collaborative between volunteers, neighbors and community organizations.
  • Incorporate sustainable practices that nurture the environment.