Not many Granite Staters have planted food gardens in recent years, but many more of us could.
We created this site to help New Hampshire residents start and care for productive food gardens, preserve some of the bounty, and keep up with the latest gardening research and ideas. Please click on the tabs on the left-hand side of this page for information about specific home and community gardening topics.
Extension FACT SHEETS
Well-planned and well-managed, even a small food garden can:
- Save money. (But beware!)
- Improve nutrition.
- Provide exercise.
- Improve physical, emotional, and mental health.
- Engage children, elders, and family members with disabilities.
- Provide quality family time.
- Reduce household energy consumption (i.e., shrink your carbon footprint).
- Teach children about the natural world and living responsibly in it.
- Build community.
- Provide habitat for pollinators and other beneficial wildlife.
- Provide inexpensive home landscaping.
- Help families create a sanctuary and plenty of daily activities for "vacationing at home."
If you don't find the information you came looking for contact one of our Master Gardener's with your questions:
Call our Education Center's toll-free Info Line: 1-877-398-4769. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.