Home and Community Gardening

Garden Update

Happy November!! With the start of a new month, our harvest season is approaching the end. With this conclusion, us at Macon Veggies are left with some nuggets to think about regarding our future planting seasons. A few months back, we planted carrots, radishes, beets, and spinach from seeds. The only one of those fourContinue reading “Garden Update”

Starting to Compost

What do you use to help your vegetables in your garden grow is a question that is commonly asked as people start their gardens. Well, you can use fertilizer that you cost a ridiculous amount of money from the store that is full of chemicals that run off during rain storms that can pollute ourContinue reading “Starting to Compost”

Benefits of Community Gardens

Community gardens are projects where members of the community collaborate to produce fruits and vegetables. Throughout the country, they differ in appearance and produce, but in all locations, they bring people from all walks of life together as they allow nearly anyone and everyone the opportunity to garden. In Macon,GA, one of the most popularContinue reading “Benefits of Community Gardens”

Food Deserts

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines a food desert as areas where people have none to limited access to food that is both healthy and affordable. Some noted characteristics of these food deserts include low income, vehicle availability, and a lack of access to public transportation. A big factor to the development ofContinue reading “Food Deserts”

Peas

Peas are a great source of nutrients that play a role in eye and digestive health. They are high in fiber as well as antioxidants which leads some to believe that they aid in joint health, especially for those with rheumatoid arthritis. Pea Salad with Bacon Ingredients: 6 strips bacon cut into small pieces 2Continue reading “Peas”

Gout

Gout is one of the most common forms of arthritis in the world as it is estimated to affect 3 million people in the United States. The cause of gout is urate crystal deposition in joints causing a severe inflammatory reaction, but why some people are affected while others are not, is still very muchContinue reading “Gout”

Corn

Corn is a staple in our homes during the summer. Corn on the cobb is such an easy side dish that is rich in fiber. Did you know that you can throw an unshucked cob of corn in the microwave for a couple minutes and it will come out ready to eat? Tomato and CornContinue reading “Corn”

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in older individuals passed the age of 60. Worldwide, it is the number one cause of permanent blindness while in the USA it is the second most common. Glaucoma occurs when there is damage to the optic nerve of the eye often occurring very slowly overContinue reading “Glaucoma”

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