From the Field: Growing Your Own Food
I have a confession to make: I have garden envy.
This week I took a walk and stumbled upon this delicious looking plant.
You’d think it was growing in someone’s carefully tended backyard garden or salad table.
But it’s not. It’s part of the grounds near the MSU Landscape Architecture Building, and is part of a class on learning how to grow your own food.
Isn’t that cool?! But wait, there’s more.
Around back, an awe-inspiring assortment of plants are thriving in the warm November sun in the MSU Community Garden.
I got a little giddy when I found this squash. (For the record, I did not pick it!)
I even found a bee happily gathering nectar from a basil plant that has gone to seed.
Just when I was feeling overwhelmed with jealousy and wished I had the time, knowledge, and money to grow my own food, I saw a tiny reminder that starting with just one plant in one inexpensive or recycled container is a step in the right direction.
Growing my own food is possible, and Extension can help me do it. Now is the best time to start planning for 2018!
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Tyler Wilson, right, shadowed Dr. Steven Brandon during the 2016 Rural Medical and Science Scholars program. Participants in the program also receive college credit for two pre-med courses, visit various medical facilities, participate in lab-based hands-on learning activities and take part in a communications and study skills workshop. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)