Community Gardens in Athens
There are six community gardens in Athens county!
If you're interested in a plot call 740-593-5971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a video of one of the community gardens in Athens
Growing Produce Indoors
If community gardening or container gardening is not for you. here is a helpful article for growing healthy fruits and vegetables from the comforts of your home: http://greatist.com/health/best-plants-to-grow-indoors
What to plant?
There are certain "diabetic super foods" that can be grown in your home garden that have a low glycemic index and high nutritional value. "Super foods" that can be grown include:
Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet
For a helpful, user-friendly guide for when and how to plant produce visit: http://moralfibres.co.uk/handy-vegetable-planting-calendar-guide/
If a plot at a community garden is not practical, container gardening is a great option that allows you to grow your own produce in your back yard. Below is a helpful article on container gardening found at http://www.ext.colostate.edu/mg/gardennotes/724.html
Check out the info cards below for helpful tips for preparing vegetables to maximize their nutrients. This card and other helpful produce cards can be viewed at http://localfoods.osu.edu/news/maximize-your-nutrients
Below are pictures of a garden plot and the harvested produce at Westside Community Garden