The GWA's (Gardener's Writers Association) survey found that the main reason given for increasing or maintaining edible gardening last year was to supplement household food supply to help them save money on food. That alone is a very powerful reason.

- There is nothing more local than food grown in your own backyard, your windowsills, or on patio containers.

- Growing your own fruits and berries means that you know exactly what does and does not go into your food and exactly where it comes from.  You will get healthier in a number of ways. Not only will you end up eating more fruits and berries but, working in the garden reduces stress.  You will get a bigger variety of your favorite fruits, berries and vegetables because you can choose from hundreds of different varieties and you can grow the things you like the best. You can teach your children or grandchildren where their food actually comes from and that it doesn't come from the supermarket but from the soil, the earth that we all depend on.