Kitchen gardening gains appeal (Google / Prorev Undernews)

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http://prorev.com/2008/04/kitchen-gardening-gains-appeal.html

KITCHEN GARDENING GAINS APPEAL

DAILY GREEN – A new generation has discovered the pleasure – and the power – of growing your own fruits and vegetables, Anne Raver writes in a New York Times article. Perhaps most surprising to those who don’t grow their own, is the taste difference between something that’s been shipped 1500 miles to reach your plate – the average distance it takes a food item to get to us – and something that has been just plucked from the ground. I’ve never tasted a fresher, more flavorful vegetable than the heirloom tomatoes fresh from a friend’s garden. . . One kitchen gardener, Roger Doiron, started a movement, Kitchen Gardeners International, where you can learn the tricks of the trade. He is quoted in the Times talking about who his audience is: “people out there who are concerned about peak oil, or the gardening gastronomes who want the freshest food possible. Or the people who joined a C.S.A.” – a community-supported agriculture project – “last year, and this year are thinking, you know what? I can do some of this myself.”

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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