Gardening and Canning

Gardening is one of the best ways to reconnect to a healthier way of eating and to teach children where food comes from and about the benefits of eating fresh, local and traditional foods. And canning is a great way for families to preserve the surplus foods they grow, enjoy the healthy foods during the winter months and save money.

 

 

Gardening at Home
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Backyard gardening is a convenient way for families to garden together and a great way to teach children about the benefits of eating fresh foods – they contain more vitamins and minerals than store-bought foods that are transported great distances, and they taste better, too! 

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Community Gardens
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Community gardens are typically centrally located, organized spaces where anyone can reserve a plot to garden. Resources like water and tools are often shared and these spaces create a sense of community by providing a place where people come together.

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Canning
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Canning helps us save homegrown, healthy foods left over after harvest to enjoy throughout the year. It’s likely that many elders used to preserve foods this way, but the process diminished during the last few decades with the popularity of pre-packed foods.   

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