Host Richard Hentschel talks with U of I Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator Laura Barr about why we grow our own food. Folks that grow that garden are much more likely to eat and try vegetables. Once that garden starts producing, how to use all that fresh produce and preserving for later use are common questions coming to Extension. They pair discusses eating fresh out of the garden and how to safely store them as well. If pesticides are a concern, gardeners know what they used or did not use, something not always known from produce from other sources.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.