Comments on: Where Do Your Garden Plants Come From? The EPA Blog Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:15:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Luigi Thu, 23 May 2013 15:41:15 +0000 Being local is all about using the resources of your community to the mas. There are many cities that have community gardens, and this is an old trend that new seems to be picking up. There editable gardens now being considered for Model Cities all across the US. Is amazing to see an interest from the Government, now that is lacking funding to pay for social/community/health projects, to promote sustainability and green considerations of food, as well as building and transportation.
It’s not too far when the day arrives that people pick their own tomatoes and herbs from their own backyards, or the building they are going to work to, or from community garden in the way home from work. This healthy life style will stick once is all implemented.
Oh yes, and the savings will be more than encouraging, less imports, more sustainable and independent.

By: Survivor Sun, 19 May 2013 12:18:51 +0000 Thank you for good information.

By: Anni Fri, 17 May 2013 15:29:28 +0000 This is a good time to remind people that the 2009 late blight pandemic that killed hundreds of thousands of tomato plants in the Northeast originated from plants grown and distributed by a single large distributor from the southern US. These plants were sold at K-Mart, Home Depot, Walmart, and other big box stores. The spores become airborne and just a few infected plants in someone’s backyard garden could infect plants in gardens nearby. Some farmers lost their entire crops, almost overnight.

Please don’t buy garden plants at a big box store. Buy from a local grower. It’s not worth the dollar you save on a six-inch pot.

By: Drew Pilant Mon, 13 May 2013 15:11:53 +0000 Very informative, timely and important, Amy- thanks!
Another clear argument for sustainability.

By: Arman.- Mon, 13 May 2013 15:04:34 +0000 Flower And Desert……

Perhaps the desert always cry hopes the flowers to be grow there. It was ask to their Mom why just only there the flowers have been grown, not here in my homeland. And next, if the human journey to the others planets, could they bring its and could be grow there…???