Gardening: Grow Your Own Food

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Money doesn't grow on trees, but healthy foods do! Discover 23 edible arbors that produce fresh fruit and nuts you can include in any recipe.

The Giving Tree: Add 23 Edible Plants to Your Garden

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Wouldn't it be nice if you could just grab some fresh herbs right out of your own herb garden? Well, it's really easy! Here, we show you how you can grow your own herbs to add to any healthy recipe!

How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Cooking

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Simple ways to preserve fruits and veggies for the novice! You, too can be saving and storing your produce for future use. It's easy, healthier, and budget-friendly!

Simple Ways to Preserve Fruits and Vegetables

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You, too, can grow your own foods. Try these edible arbors you can grow in your own backyard and enjoy year-round. They make a great gift idea, too!

The Giving Tree: Add 23 Edible Plants to Your Garden

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Don't throw away that organic waste. You can put it to good use as compost for your garden. If you're not sure how, try this intro to composting 101.

A Beginner's Guide to Composting

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Should you go organic? What's in it for you? Is it any healthier than eating commercial produce? Find out what works for your health and why.

Why Go Organic?

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How to freeze summer squash...what to do with all that summer squash that you have in the garden. Get ready to freeze your heart out--you can save all that healthy squash you worked so hard to grow this summer to enjoy year-round!

Freezing Summer Squash - Becky's Best Bites

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Is there a good reason for you to go organic? We break it down for you--what does it mean, is it healthy and should you buy organic foods for your and your family?

Why Go Organic?

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If you're eager to join the movement toward eating healthy, locally and sustainably, but don't have the backyard square footage to establish your own vegetable garden, then joining a CSA could be the perfect way for you to enjoy fresh, healthy seasonal produce at an affordable price.

How Do Community Supported Agriculture Programs (CSAs) Work?

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Get fit in your backyard with these great workout ideas. Are you working out in the garden? Then you can exercise too! So many good ideas

Work Out with Yard Work

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Always wanted to start a fruit or vegetable garden but not sure where to begin? Let us help you! It's so fun to grow your own food--and so healthy and economical too! Get started here and you'll be well on your way to eating your own veggies for dinner.

A Beginner's Guide to Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

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Want to grow veggies this spring but aren't sure what will grow? Check out our list of 10 of the easiest garden vegetables to grow this year. Won't it be nice to pick the ingredients for a healthy salad right out of your backyard?

The 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow

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Get your workout in--while you garden! You can do double-duty this spring--who doesn't love multitasking? Try these various forms of exercise while you check off your to-do list. What a great idea!

Work Out with Yard Work

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Start your seedlings indoors--save time, money and eat your produce sooner! You don't have to wait for the right season to get seeds started indoors. Learn how to do a little gardening DIY.

A Gardener's Guide to Starting Seeds Indoors

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In 15 minutes, you can get a killer workout while you work in your garden. Are you up for this healthy, fun, challenge? Let us know how it goes!

The 15-Minute Gardener's Workout

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You want to plant a garden but you don't want all your harvest to go to waste. What should you do? Try these simple ways to preserve your bounty by dehydrating, canning, freezing or pickling. You'll be excited to have these healthy options available to you come fall ready for dinner, a salad, or any meal.

Simple Ways to Preserve Fruits and Vegetables

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What is your seed packet trying to tell you? You didn't know it was talking to you--did you? Learn how to decipher the terms on the little packets so you can grow a garden. Wouldn't it be a great choice for your health? Get a garden into your life!

7 Things Your Seed Packet Can Tell You

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Anyone can grow their own veggies and fruits! Learn how to get started on the healthy path to growing your own food. Then, you can go right outside and harvest your veggies and fruits for dinner. What a great idea!

A Beginner's Guide to Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

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Are you afraid you can't grow veggies in your own garden? Try these 10 vegetables anyone can grow! So healthy and fun! Try them and tell us what you think as you harvest your own salad fixings!

The 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow

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Looking for healthy foods that happen to be in season the Spring? Look no farther!

What to Eat This Spring

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Does 'going organic' confuse you? What does that mean and how can you incorporate it into your life? If you’d like both a healthy body and a healthy planet, consider going organic. Here's how!

Why Go Organic?

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Get your hands in the dirt and get in a workout as well. You can get fit in your own backyard. Tell us what you think of this type of exercise.

Work Out with Yard Work

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Workout while you work in the yard. You can fit in your exercise anywhere! Try this 15-minute gardener's workout.

The 15-Minute Gardener's Workout

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Think you have no time to workout? Look no further than your own backyard. You can add exercise with yard work. What a great idea!

Work Out with Yard Work

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Shhhh! Listen! Is your seed packet trying to tell you something? There are 7 things your seed packet can tell you! Learn how to read the packets for optimum garden health.

7 Things Your Seed Packet Can Tell You

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