There are many benefits to growing your own herb, vegetable and fruit garden. Growing your own fresh food is great for your health and offers fresh, better tasting produce than what is found in grocery stores. Homegrown produce is vine-ripened, higher in vitamin and mineral content, and inspire families to eat more amounts of fresh, healthy food when it is readily available out your back door! A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that preschool children that were often served homegrown produce were more than twice as likely to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day—and to like them more—than kids who rarely or never ate homegrown produce. Add these health and lifestyle benefits to the fact it is smarter both environmentally and economically, it’s easy to see why more and more people today are growing their own food. Fortunately, you don’t need a big yard or large open space to grow a productive garden. Container gardens are very popular, as are small patio and urban gardens. We don’t have access to open soil or large space here at the clinic, so we have recently started growing fruits and vegetables with a vertical aeroponic Tower Garden. The Tower Garden is a self-contained growing system that takes up very little space and easily grows up to 20 plants, without the need for soil, using aeroponic technology. We are very excited about our new organic garden and will be documenting our venture over the summer right here on our blog. If you are feeling inspired to grow your own healthy food, Click Here to learn more about the Tower Garden and how it might benefit you and your family or contact the clinic front desk for more information. Happy Growing!