Backyard Basics

Backyard Basics — An Introduction to Urban Agriculture

Supporting healthy living through home-based food production, preparation, and preservation.

Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables!    Start your own garden!
Use eco-friendly growing methods like water conservation!
Practice food safety!  Save money on your food budget and gardening expenses!

Backyard Basics workshops provides consumers, backyard gardeners, homemakers, educators, and farmers, “do-it-yourself” learning opportunities such as home canning, live plants and gardening essentials, rainwater harvesting, raising chickens for home egg production, cooking and food safety basics.

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To get started on, here are some helpful publications and links to get started on your road to becoming more self reliant:

Backyard Basics Hens
Backyard Basics Rabbits
Food Preservation
Fall Vegetable Gardening
Spring Vegetable Gardening
Suggested Fruit & Nut Varieties
Aggie Horticulture Website

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