Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Letters

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Letters

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Learn about local gardening in Montclair

I hope folks will come to my vegetable garden at 56 Gordonhurst Ave., Montclair, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 3 to see something about how I raise most of my family's vegetables year round with no poisons or power machinery.

You will see the cold frames from which I harvest two meals a week of Chinese cabbage all winter long -- even this winter! It tastes great in a stir-fry with home-grown garlic harvested in June and chopped peppers frozen throughout the harvesting season.

I enjoy gardening and really enjoy the taste of the food we eat year round. My health has improved greatly since I began gardening, and my husband's is fine too. Beyond that, there are at least two other reasons to encourage local gardening.

When I was young, about 45 percent of Americans were farmers. …

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