You can plant a home garden in your yard or in a small space like a windowsill or balcony. If you participate in SNAP, your SNAP dollars can be used to buy seeds for gardens. VegU can show how to grow, buy and cook fresh fruits and vegetables.
Contact your local Cooperative Extension office to learn what to plant in your region (and when).
Working with others, you can start a community garden or food forest in your neighborhood. Learn more about how USDA helps people farm in the city.
People’s Gardens use sustainable gardening practices. These practices create a healthy place for food and plants to grow, animals to dwell, and people to enjoy now and for future generations. Your local Cooperative Extension office has gardening resources in your community.
Learn more about:
- USDA Resources for urban farms and gardens
- Soil Health
- Native Species
- Integrated Pest Management
- Trees and Food Forests
Find your local Farmers Market
Sell what you grow or support community farmers at your local farmers market, which you can find at usdalocalfoodportal.com.