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Feeding Ourselves Well

Urban Gardening Takes Root
As a way to feed ourselves well, urban gardening is taking root. A new crop of farmers defies stereotypes as millions of Americans now participate in growing mainstay foods.

Heirloom Tomatoes

Good Picking in the Garden
Heirloom tomatoes are prized for their plentiful disease-fighting antioxidants and vitamins, as well as their delicious tastes that integrate well in a wide array of dishes.

Living Off the Land

Low- and No-Cost Ways to Feed a Family
If we bypass conventional grocery stores for local gardens and fields, food becomes fresher, cleaner and more nutritious.

Salad Lovers’ Salads

Signature Dishes from the Garden or Farmers’ Market
Cool, crisp greens…freshly made dressings….flavorful accents—these easy, healthful recipes from garden or farmers’ market ingredients are bursting with color, zest and yum.

The Edible Schoolyard

Revolutionizing Classes and Cuisine Across America
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches may be a lunchtime mainstay for many schoolchildren—along with other cafeteria fare of questionable nutrition and taste. Or worse, soda, snacks and candy from a hallway vending machine. But better, more healthy alternatives are on the horizon, thanks in part to the vision of renowned restaurateur Alice Waters.
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Archive »Edible Gardens Briefs

Dietary Shift

Home Preparation of Fresh Veggies on the Decline

Freebie Fruit

Online Mapping Points the Way

How Does Your Garden Glow?

Chemicals and Heavy Metals Found in Gardening Tools


America’s Best Community Garden Cities

USDA Praises Plant-Based Diets

Eating Meat is Not Essential for Health