Food gardening is an increasingly popular means of food security and healthy eating. Through individual and community gardens, farmer's markets, and school gardens, gardening increases food availability in all types of communities. It can also improve living conditions and income for women, particularly in low-income areas. Gardening is a positive answer to growing concerns about environmentalism and sustainability.

Urban Agriculture

Although flower gardening continues to be a popular pastime, food gardening in many forms has become increasingly appealing, partly due to interest in organic and sustainable living; concerns about pesticides and processed food; and a growing slow food movement and locavore (“local-eating”) culture. Information about gardening is popularly available through such magazines as Organic Gardening, Better Homes and Gardens, and Martha Stewart Living, which are ...

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