GardeningGrow a Garden With SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Grow a Garden With SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Since upwards of 15 percent of Americans are relying on food stamps to survive I thought sharing the fact that you can buy edible plants and seeds to grow a garden might come in handy for some folk. USDA states that for every dollar spent of seeds and fertilizer you can grow an average of 25 dollars worth of produce. This is a great way to make your food stamp dollars stretch and to provide your family some great fresh organic produce. There is the added plus of growing your own in that if you have more than you can consume when it is ripe you can put it up for when you need it. Either canning, dehydrating or freezing. This will help you to have organic healthy food even in winter when you can’t have a garden.

USDA photo by Lance Cheung

 

http://blogs.usda.gov/2011/07/06/using-snap-benefits-to-grow-your-own-food/

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