Showing posts with label Gardening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gardening. Show all posts

Monday, June 27, 2022

Learning How to Curb Inflation with a Garden - Resources from Agrilife and Facebook

I love gardening. Whether my gardening takes place in a container, in an urban area, or in a rural area, I am all about it! This year, my daughter decided that she wanted to become a mini-gardener as well.

As a result, we are growing...tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, watermelon, and lettuce. I teach her to watch the prices as they continue to increase. My daughter and I talk about innovative ways to counteract the increasing prices. Our strategy is gardening!

I am part of a wealth of gardening groups. My favorites are "Black Girls Garden" and Black girl container gardening groups on Facebook. These groups give me inspiration and ideas to garden for my family and for the community. One thing that I like the most is the emphasis on sharing seeds and supporting one another. I also work with our community garden group as well.

This summer, I have been very fortunate to learn even more gardening skills from the local Agrilife Extension agent in Panola County, Clarissa Moon. She is an excellent teacher and she provides so much educational outreach for the community.

Another resource that I absolutely love is the USDA, which has great resources for gardening as well. I subscribe to their blog, " Blog" and it has some incredible tips for gardening. It also features several other sections on their website that  feature articles. These categories are:

Of course, my favorite is Farm Life! I love the "Friday's on the Farm" series.

Check them out! What is your favorite part?

Thanks for visiting! 


Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards
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Executive Director of the Texas Social Media Research Institute & Rural Communication Institute


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