Middle South

May, 2008
Regional Report

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NGA's Food Gardening Guide
For detailed information on how to grow, harvest, and enjoy most food crops, look to NGA's Food Gardening Guide. Crops are categorized for quick reference. The "Essentials" pages are quick references; other articles provide more in-depth information.

Clever Gardening Technique

Donate Extra Produce
Many of us end up with too much produce. After all, just how many beans and zucchini can a person eat? So if you find yourself with extra fruits and vegetables this summer, consider donating the extra. Rising food prices are resulting in unprecedented traffic at community food banks. The Garden Writers Association's Plant a Row for the Hungry program encourages gardeners to plant extra and donate the surplus to those in need. If you'd like to donate fresh produce to a local food assistance program, contact the national program coordinator via e-mail: PAR@gwaa.org, or call (877) 492-2727 (toll-free); or visit: http://www.gardenwriters.org/par/Donationlinks.html for a list of regional coordinators.

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