Backyard gardening: grow your own food, improve your health - Harvard Health Publications | skillful means for conscious living |
A new book from First Lady Michelle Obama, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America," details the challenges and joys the First Lady has experienced with her now-famous White House garden.


Growing your own food has many health benefits:

It helps you eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.You decide what kinds of fertilizers and pesticides come in contact with your food.It lets you control when to harvest your food. Vegetables that ripen in the garden have more nutrients than some store-bought vegetables that must be picked early.