Whether it's from the farm or from your garden, all of our food begins with water, soil and sunshine! 
Join Nicolas’ Garden and share your favorite gardening/agriculture tips, information, and programs — help Nicolas grow a “garden of good ideas!”

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Check out these great gardening links:

THE GARDENING LAUNCHPAD
A compilation of cool kids' gardening sites


 

YOUR LET'S MOVE! GARDENING GUIDE

This year, First Lady Michelle Obama joined local DC students and FoodCorps co-founders and service members to plant the sixth annual White House Kitchen Garden. It's one of our favorite events every spring, and we wanted to share our tips for everyone who is ready to get started planting their own garden. Growing your own fruits and vegetables is a great way to teach kids about where food comes from and incorporate fresh, healthy foods into your favorite family meals.

Check out our Gardening Guide which has all the information you need to get started. Whether you're interested in planting a kitchen garden in your own backyard, a school garden at your child's school, or a community garden for all of your neighbors to enjoy, here are your checklists with everything you need to get planting:

 


Sacramento is a historical hot-spot in California and has recently been proclaimed the "Farm-to-Fork Capital of America" by regional elected officials and the State of California. This proclamation was based on the region’s abundance of local farmland, vibrant culinary scene, food production, export practices, and high quality chefs and restaurants in the region.


More than 7 million California students are fed, clothed and housed with products grown right here on our farms, in our fields and within our forests. California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is dedicated to helping students and teachers across our great state gain an understanding of how agriculture provides the daily essentials necessary to make our society and our world function.


More information about Community Gardens from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More information about Community Gardens from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Read all about Community Gardens: Lessons Learned From California Healthy Cities and Communities

Read all about Community Gardens: Lessons Learned From California Healthy Cities and Communities

NGA has partnered with the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) to provide you with a database of public gardens across the country.

NGA has partnered with the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) to provide you with a database of public gardens across the country.