Have you thought about growing a garden for your family? Growing your own food in a community setting? Donating and sharing the extra produce with neighbors, friends, and/or the Food Bank of Delaware?
Getting started can be an overwhelming task. But, how thrilling to harvest fresh fruits and vegetables from your own garden. Gardening with fruits and vegetables, herbs, and other edible plant parts is rewarding and can be accomplished with helpful tips and the assistance of Cooperative Extension.
Starting a garden is fun. Create awareness, connect family, friends and neighbors with the wonder of food production. Work in the garden for exercise. Improve your diet and eat more, nutritious fruits and vegetables.
Start a garden in your backyard, build raised beds, and/or plant containers. Take your time, and start small. Select the right site. Test, and prepare your soil. Plan, and plant your garden. And, maintain your garden using sustainable techniques; select plants properly, conserve water, make and use compost, use integrated pest management to manage your pest problems, and more.