Hydroponics Radio a Girl and and A Garden:
A Girl and A Garden is a weekly radio, blog and website that explores the world of urban gardening and where food comes from. Gardening advice, quick tips, school garden builds, destination garden visits and interviews with industry professionals and fellow gardeners.
Gardening can mean many things – it can be necessity, educational, organic, exercise, therapy and much more. Many people live in urban areas and still want access to fresh fruits and vegetable. Urban gardening is not just one thing. It can be containers on a balcony, a raised bed or a plot at a community garden. Apartments and rentals do not mean one cannot garden. Indoor gardening is always and option and it is not as hard as one may think. A Girl and A Garden explores the different options of gardening for those living in an urban area.
Most of the time food is grown in far off areas and trucked into the city. Besides grocery stores, we have to option of farmers markets for food. Farmers markets are not just fruits and vegetables; many include meats, seafood, cheeses, bread and plants. Joining a CSA or becoming a member of an Urban Farm is an option for fresh foods and can be a fun hands on experience. CSA’s and gardening is always a good way to try growing new vegetables for the home and try new things that one might not have thought they liked in the past.
One of the reasons of growing is fresh food from the yard is for taste.
If you compare a store tomato to a homegrown tomato you will know the difference. Part of gardening is the end result, the harvest. Using the freshest ingredients possible to make real food. Real food means the ingredients can be pronounced, healthy and nutritious. A Girl and A Garden share recipes and quick tips on how to prepare bounty from the garden.
As most gardeners know, during harvest time an overabundance of produce becomes ripe at once. I ask you to take some of the excess and donate to your local food bank or share with other community members. Most food pantries do accept fresh produce. Check with your local one or you can find a food pantry in your area at Ample Harvest, ampleharvest.org
Join A Girl and A Garden this year and donate part of your harvest to those in need. Help spread the love of gardening while helping your local community
To participate sign up at: http://agirlandagarden.com/2014-garden-donation-pledge/
Erik Biksa has been writing about and discussing hydroponics growing, related technologies and cropping methods since 1999 in a variety of professional publications and platforms globally Erik has travelled the world learning and teaching modern growing techniques and technologies and is appreciated by many growers for his informative yet hands on approaches. Presently, he is the Editor at Grozine Hydroponics Mag.