30 September 2008

Grow Food Not Lawns

Ft. Collins Colorado has a new promoter of the national effort to convert lawns into vegetable and herb gardens. Grow Food Not Lawns is a nonprofit that was formed by Bob Jones to teach members of the community to grow their own food in their own yards.

Steve Solomon wrote Gardening When It Counts Growing Food In Hard Times a couple of years ago in anticipation of just such a time as the country seems to be facing in the year ahead. Solomon's online resource of free information is called Soil and Health. Here's a link.

Bob Jones and his cohorts are actually teaching citizens in local communities - how to compost, how to grow organically.

The Loveland CO paper, Reporter Herald, reported the story. Click to read. Jones has a Google group - Click here for more information.

Tip of the trowel to Jones.

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