Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Mid-Atlantic

July, 2011
Regional Report

Web Finds

My Plate Replaces Food Pyramid
See the latest USDA Dietary Guidelines information and new icon at Choose My Plate. This is a simple, quick reminder to eat a half a plateful of fruits and vegetables at each meal, plus whole grains, small portions of lean protein, and non-fat dairy. My Personalized Daily Food Plan of 1800 calories should include 2.5 cups veggies, 1.5 cups fruit, 3 cups non-fat dairy, 6 ounces grains, 5 ounces protein. What's your Food Plan?

Books

Botany for Gardeners
Brian Capon's Botany for Gardeners: An Introduction and Guide (Timber Press, 3rd edition, 2010, $19.95) is a must for the inquiring gardener's mind. Capon has the knack for simplifying (not dumbing down) the basics of the science of botany. The result is an engaging, relevant, understandable, and extraordinarily helpful resource.

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