A Few Words About Local Foods and the Connection to Extension Master Gardeners

For both of these events, the key finding was the importance of education: educating chefs-in-training of the importance of sustainable practices, educating consumers on the health and environmental benefits of local food, and educating families that good nutrition is the best defense against childhood obesity.

As educators who deal with the public on a daily basis, Master Gardeners are uniquely situated to actively promote these initiatives through our work with community gardening programs, farmers market events, growing workshops, demonstration gardens and youth horticulture. Keep up the good work.

–Read the rest of the article at the Extension Master Gardener blog site.