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May Bully Pulpit Topic: What are you growing?
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HAPPENINGS AROUND THE WEB
Beginning Guide - Container Gardening 101.
This past week Dr. John, our Founder, was invited to provide his expertise to the Homegrown.org community on Container Gardening. In addition to this on-line publication, Dr. John will be featured in the Meet Your Neighbor segment to discuss his experiences in gardening, the localvore movement, and most recently his involvement in getting folks involved in feeding their own. Dr. John will be featured in the Homegrown.org newsletter and social media. This is in addition to his page and blog on Home Brewing called "The Brewers Pub" along with various blogs in "The Stew." In case you have not hear of the Homegrown.org website, you are missing out on a lot of very good information and discussion. Below is an extract from their FAQ page.
NO FARMS NO FOOD
The message is simple and couldn't be more clear—America's farms and ranches provide an unparalleled abundance of fresh, healthy and local food, but they are rapidly disappearing.
Ninety-one percent of America’s fruit and seventy-eight percent of our vegetables are grown near metro regions, where they are in the path of development. And America has been losing more than an acre of farmland every minute. That's why supporting local food and farms is more important than ever!