Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Planting a garden, even a small one, allows for a greater degree of self-reliance. With the right information and a little practice, individuals and entire families can enjoy the many benefits of planting and tending a garden. 

“We encourage you to grow all the food that you feasibly can on your own property. Berry bushes, grapevines, fruit trees—plant them if your climate is right for their growth. Grow vegetables and eat them from your own yard.” (Pres. Kimball, Ensign, May 1976, p. 124).
"There are blessings in being close to the soil, in raising your own food even if it is only a garden in your yard and a fruit tree or two. Those families will be fortunate who, in the last days, have an adequate supply of food because of their foresight and ability to produce their own."  Pres. Ezra Taft Benson, "Prepare for the days of Tribulation, 1980

Planning a Garden

Gardening in Containers

Recipes Using Garden Produce

Links to Gardening Websites

BYU-TV Show: Home Grown