Home Gardens Are a Hit Again

Home Gardens Are a Hit Again

Home Gardens Are a Hit Again. I'm Greg Martin with today's Line On Agriculture.

When I was a kid it seemed everyone had a home garden. My grandfather had a massive garden each year but since the 70's gardening has gone out of favor. Hank Will, editor of Grit magazine says that now people are rediscovering gardening for a lot of reasons including a little piece of mind.

WILL: And I think once you build that relationship whether it's your landscaping or your vegetable garden or your flower garden or whatever, you notice the subtle changes and then all of a sudden one day there is a not so subtle change and you sort of go, wow, how did that happen? Where did those big tomatoes suddenly come from?

GRIT magazine has been a supporter of this kind of lifestyle for years.

WILL: We look at ourselves as a working partner, a sort of aggregate point for community and resource sharing if you will so the magazine, the print pieces are all designed to support the efforts using a positive outlook of individuals that are interested in producing their own food.

Will says that besides having good articles in the magazine people can really benefit from their social media sources.

WILL: I think what's even more interesting is what happens in our social world, or social media realms. We've got really large, really engaged communities on our Facebook pages and Pinterest accounts and those kinds of places. We try to put out there what we think might be interesting to folks but then what happens is that they start to share with each other and you get this great community of discussion

That's today's Line On Agriculture. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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