Gardening and health are intrinsically linked. In order to eat healthy, we must first grow healthy foods. Working in the yard or the garden can provide us with physical activity. And, of course, the foods we grow can provide us with essential vitamins and nutrients to power our bodies.
The Horticulture and Rural Health and Nutrition teams are partnering to present Growing Health, a program to help you learn how to grow and eat healthy foods at home.
In the Growing Health program, you will learn the basics of home gardening, learn the health benefits of the seasonal produce grown, and learn how to make delicious, healthy recipes with the items from your garden through a fun, hands-on experience. Don’t have a yard to plant a large garden? No problem! This program will teach you how to grow these healthy foods no matter the space you have for your garden. You will also receive a take-home gardening kit that you can use to grow healthy food at home, as well as resources to help you take care of your garden and your health. This program is offered to correspond with the different growing seasons so you can take advantage of the different types of healthy produce that can be grown throughout the year.
Interested in joining Growing Health? Sign up here.