Ailing American economy fuels veggie mania


Mr Barack Obama has been a busy man during his first 100 days in office – just like his fellow countrymen.

Thousands of Americans are digging up their lawns to plant vegetables as the financial crisis tightens its grip even further. The National Gardening Association Of America estimates that seven million more American households will plant vegetables, fruit, or herbs this year  making  a total of 43 million, up 19 percent from 2008.Veggie mania is almost as newsworthy as the fear of catching swine fever!

Growing your own is good news but it is sad that it has taken such a negative experience to make Americans seek an alternative food chain. Will the USA reduce its product driven lifestyle and become the model example of green living?

It does appear that life is changing in America and the country is getting back to grass roots. Read this story about the effects of veg growing on Americans by Gail Krueger, Master Gardener.

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