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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In 1943, 60% of Americans had backyard gardens, now nearly 60 years later there's a resurgence in homegrown produce.

This year, the Sunbelt Ag Expo included an entire tent to backyard gardening with daily lectures on everything from how to get started and how to put in a raised bed to organic gardening. 

The interest in backyard garden has grown for various reasons.

"Some of it's a renewed interest in tradition of growing your own food at home," said Shane Harris of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Program.  "Some of it is trying to save money due to a poor economy. A lot of it is oncern for the food is it safe, where's it coming from."

Pumpkin Corners Organic Farm of Moultrie is at the Expo to show how organic plants can begin producing vegetables in as few as 45 days.

 

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