Veg Heads: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Do you get down in the garden? I mean--do you really dig gardening? (Groan!) These days, nationwide, gardening isn't just about little ol' biddies in their floppy hats pruning their rose bushes. The increased emphasis on food education, namely knowing your food source, and, even better, knowing your farmer, and a bit of a throwback to the WWII era "Victory Garden" grow-your-own grub trend, means home gardeners are getting their veggies from their own backyard, front yard, side yard, or community garden plot.
This recently published infographic from Mother Nature Network looks at the breakdown of the grow local movement.
Check out the regional stats (the West, including Cali and our phenom growing season, has a surprisingly low ranking, with 23%) of home food gardeners. Not surprising: 86% of folks grow tomatoes (and, hey, you can too!).