Top 10 benefits of growing your own food:

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Tending a home garden doesn't require a lot of space in order to be fruitful endeavor. Anyone can grow a healthful and attractive garden. From rural plots which are able to be set aside, specifically, for gardening purposes to the smallest of patio space available to the urban dweller - anyone receives improvement from the creation of personal garden spaces.

Here are 10 benefits of growing your own food this fall:
  1. Gardening is a cost-effective means of providing your family with organic food.
  2. Home gardeners are able to avoid the harmful effects of toxic pesticides.
  3. Gardening aficionados and/or proponents of the sustainable living movement notice an improvement of their health by including fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet.
  4. Growing and tending a garden is a satisfying, stress-reducing hobby. Recipes created from the bounty of your own garden will also provide you with a strong feeling of accomplishment.
  5. Growing your own food drastically reduces your negative impact on the environment. You can get started, now . . . you still have time to plant for the upcoming fall season.
  6. You choose exactly what--and how much--of any crop you wish to grow. No more running out of those expensive organic ingredients your favorite recipes require.
  7. Tending a garden is an enjoyable, valuable lesson which will lead to the development of healthful recipes from which the entire family will benefit.
  8. You will enjoy having fresh, organic food which is nutritious, plentiful and flavorful.
  9. Your worries regarding food contamination or other food safety-related issues will be greatly minimized.
  10. You will have the ability to share any excess of food you grow with your family and friends.