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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!
The Backyard Basics is a new initiative that promotes healthy living by providing residents of San Antonio metro area to include Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall and Wilson counties information about the benefits of homegrown and homemade foods.
Backyard Basics will provide 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, and cooking basics.