National Gardening Week: Plants for a Better Planet
19-26 October 2020
Planting for a better planet has never been more important – for food, for the environment and for health. The call is out to New Zealanders to get growing this National Gardening Week and reap the rewards of home-grown food.
To help kickstart your veggie patch and live a more sustainable life, Yates is lending a helping hand. Just register online at www.yates.co.nz/national-gardening-week/2020 between 1-18 October to receive a free packet of veggie seeds.
Top 10 reasons to grow your own food.
Fresh vegetables, straight from the garden, when you want them
Better tasting food (not sitting on shelves/chillers)
Fruit and vegetables can ripen on the plant. Vegetables that ripen in the garden have more nutrients than some store-bought vegetables that must be picked early
Children will eat more fruit and veggies if they come from their own garden
Minimise your environmental impact
Sets children up to learn how to garden and grow their own food
Food safety – you’ve grown it… you know where it’s come from
Reduce waste – pick only what you need and share or swap what you don’t need with neighbours and friends.
Gardening reduces stress and improves physical and mental health
Embrace the goodness of gardening and live a greener life.
National Gardening Week aims to foster a love of gardening with a focus on growing not only plants but friendships, good health, strong communities and closer connections with nature. Whether it’s a few pots on the balcony, a small patch or an extensive garden, everyone can experience the joy of gardening.
Win with Yates
To celebrate National Gardening Week, Yates is giving away a Veggie Grower’s hamper full of goodies to get your veggie garden started and a delightful Kid’s gardening hamper. Simply comment below your best tip on how you keep your garden flourishing. *T&C’s apply.