Grow your own food
Frugal Americans find health and value in backyard gardens
Eat well and save dough--it can be done. Just get out your gardening tools, plant some seeds, and watch your fruits and vegetables grow while your grocery bill shrinks. The Detroit News reports on this mushrooming trend.
"The shrinking economy is fostering a food revolution, one that is prompting Americans to return to their roots -- literally.
Consumers are revisiting the centuries-old feat of growing their own vegetables to squeeze pennies out of their shredded grocery budgets and provide a steady supply of nutrition for the dinner table.
"It's a huge boom. It's unprecedented. Sales have increased 20 to 25 percent so far and we are only halfway through the year," said George Ball, chief executive officer of Burpee Seeds, the largest U.S. mail-order seed company..."