The Home Grounds Urban Gardens component increases the intake of local fresh fruits and vegetables to improve nutrition, raises awareness about GMOs and educates communities about economical gardening in urban spaces. Extension agents are ready to work with individuals, community groups, and organizations on the development of sustainable gardens that conserve water and provide sustainable food sources.
- Increase the availability and consumption of local, fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Show the benefits of gardening in urban spaces and how to garden with limited resources.
- Promote water conservation, composting, recycling, the use of irrigation alternatives, and other practices that lead to environmental sustainability.