If you picked up a box of Triscuit crackers during your shopping travels and noticed something extra special inside (besides the wholesome crackers), you might be wondering what is going on. Triscuit and the non-profit organization Urban Farming are working together to help Americans everywhere create their own home garden. In hopes to get the farming movement going, Triscuit has placed dill and basil seeds in 4 million specially marked boxes. The team effort is to be able to fund and create 50 new community-based home farms throughout the United States.
Before this campaign, I didn’t know much about Urban Farming, but recently I learned their mission is to “to create an abundance of food for people in need by planting farms on unused land and space while increasing diversity, educating youth, adults and seniors and providing an environmentally sustainable system to uplift communities.” How wonderful!
I know some of you have green thumbs, because I have seen your blogs and the plants look magnificent! However, there are some of us who need a little aid in the gardening department. Especially, knowing what type of garden would best suit our space and lifestyle. The Home Farming website can answer questions and concerns to get you growing! If you are in doubt what best would work for you than just answer a couple of simple questions here to help determine the best way to grow your vegetables based on your location and type of home. There is even a Crop Guide that includes information on the growing season of each herb and vegetable, the proper spacing required, the seed-to-harvest time, and the earliest time you can sow the seeds of each crop. Or you can get expert gardening advice by watching videos featuring Paul James, the “Gardener Guy.” Tune in to watch him give his step-by step-gardening secrets to help get your ” Home Farm” to the next level! If your already an expert and don’t need the advice, how about joining the community forum? You can share your green thumb tips and connect with other home farmers.
I’m planning on growing a raised bed garden this year. I spend so much money at the orchard and always worried about what is being used to treat the vegetables, so this is a perfect idea for me. The raised bed garden technique is simply a box measuring a few inches to several feet high and filled with rich soil. This method is best for less weeding and gives growing plants the proper water drainage. It doesn’t cost to much to make and in the process I will be saving money by growing my own veggies.
Did you get to see the Ellen show ( back in may) where Taja Sevelle (the head of Urban Farming) told Ellen all about the Triscuit Home Farming Movement and together they planted a home farm for Ellen? Did you miss it? No worries, I have the clip below. I LOVE Ellen. She is so funny and always makes me laugh!
With Earth Day coming soon it would be a great time to celebrate by teaching your children how to plant seeds and care for a garden. Being self sufficient, and knowing successfully how to grow your own food is a precious gift of knowledge which should be taught to everyone. So why not join the Home Farming Movement and get growing?
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