Backyard Basics

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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 provide consumers, backyard gardeners, homemakers, educators, and farmers, “do-it-yourself” learning opportunities such as home food preservation, live plants and gardening essentials, rainwater harvesting, raising chickens for home egg production, cooking and food safety basics.  Check out our Events Calendar or the “Here’s the Latest” section of our Home Page for programs of interest to you!

Here are some helpful publications and links to get you started on the road to becoming more self reliant:

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