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Food Gardening in the U.S. at the Highest Levels in More Than a Decade

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According to New Report by the National Gardening Association

– 35% of all households in America, or 42 million households, are growing food at home or in a community garden, up 17% in five years

– Largest increases in participation seen among younger households – up 63% to 13 million since 2008

– 2 million more households community gardening — up 200% since 2008

Press release from the National Gardening Association
Williston, VT (April 2, 2014)

During the past five years there’s been a significant shift toward more Americans growing their own food in home and community gardens, increasing from 36 million households in 2008 to 42 million in 2013.

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The Deerholme Foraging Book

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Wild Foods and Recipes from the Pacific Northwest

By Bill Jones
Touchwood Editions
April 2014

The Deerholme Foraging Book is an exploration of the wild foods found in the Pacific Northwest. It is written by award-winning chef and author Bill Jones and features local mushrooms, edible plants, sea vegetables, and shellfish. The book is the product of twenty years of research and professional cooking with foraged foods. It serves as an introduction to the world of wild food and contains identification and sourcing information, harvesting and preparation tips, and more than one hundred delicious recipes featuring many types of wild foods.

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North Jersey group to start or expand 16 community gardens

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Urban Farm in Paterson, NJ.

Non-profit grants sprout new public gardens across Passaic County

By Richard Cowen
North Jersey.Com
March 27, 2014

Excerpt:

The Passaic County freeholders this week planted the seed money to start or expand 16 community gardens through its partnership with City Green, the urban farming non-profit.

With spring in the air, the freeholders doled out $31,375 to 16 schools, churches, libraries and non-profits who signed onto the county’s new “Dig In!” program. In the coming weeks, community gardens will be springing up all over Passaic County, from Paterson and Wayne to West Milford.

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