Craig Andersen, PhD
University of Arkansas
Gardening is the most commonly listed leisure activity of Americans in the 21st century.
A well managed garden can offer a continuous supply of nutritious vegetables and relaxation all year long. As we become aware of the benefits of vegetables to our health and nutrition, gardening is one of the best ways to introduce the family to better eating habits.
Gardening has no boundaries except a desire to grow things. The garden may be as small as several pots or containers on a deck or as large as an acre or more.
Gardening is an activity that bridges the generations.
Start a garden and grow a gardener!
On the Extension website...
Ask Janet Carson - "In the Garden" is the weekly gardening column by Janet Carson, Extension Horticulture Specialist, which is featured in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Home section each Saturday. Janet's Q&As for all publications are archived at the Horticulture Reference Desk.