Growing Gardeners

Grow Well Missouri, a project of the Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security that partners with food pantries to offer food gardening resources to pantry clientele,  recently released the evaluation results from their 2013 gardening program. Despite some tough growing conditions around mid Missouri, nearly 90% of respondents noted that their gardens ranged from “very productive” to “somewhat productive.” The evaluation also showed that participants are very inclined to share their garden’s bounty with others. Eighty-eight percent of respondents shared produce with family, friends, and neighbors.

The complete Grow Well Missouri 2013 Gardening Program Evaluation Summary is available on the project’s webpage. For additional information, contact project coordinator Bill McKelvey at