Food is a basic necessity. But over the years our understanding of this basic necessity has changed. For most, the direct connection we once enjoyed with our food has slowly disintegrated.
This disconnection has helped fuel the current health crisis in the United States. Obesity now affects 1 in 3 adults in America and diet-related chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers continue to rise. Supporting local production and consuming fresh healthy foods has never been more essential to our health and the health of our communities.
Supporting local food also translates to enhancing the health of the local economy. Supporting local farmers and producers means that more money stays in the community.
Join us in discovering, supporting and growing local food in Central Iowa!
To learn more about gardens in the Ames area, click HERE!