We were very excited to hear today that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has recognized the importance of community gardening by declaring August 23-29, 2009 as National Community Gardening Week!
In his press release, he noted that:
“Community gardens provide numerous benefits including opportunities for local food production, resource conservation, and neighborhood beautification. But they also promote family and community interaction and enhance opportunities to eat healthy, nutritious foods. Each of these benefits is something we can and should strive for.”
We here at Wasatch Community Gardens have been celebrating the importance of community gardening for 20 years – and we are so glad to see that the USDA publicly recognizing it as well!
Click to read the full press release.