|I noticed the NGA box on the question submission form. Does that mean National Garden Assn? What is this group and why should one belong? I am a vegetable gardener - does it benefit me?|
|Yes, NGA is National Gardening Association. There is a special membership offer going on right now--for $12 you can join! Benefits include National Gardening magazine--6 colorful issues per year--plus additional opportunities such as joining the test gardeners program. NG magazine is filled with interesting, hands-on information; it is pretty evenly balanced between "ornamentals" and "edibles" so you should find plenty to interest you! (The current issue includes articles about new eggplant cultivars, organic soil amendments, kitchen herbs, plus the usual Q and A and What's News sections.)
Here's a brief description of National Gardening Association, taken directly from the website:
"For more than twenty years, the National Gardening Association has been doing two things: helping gardeners and helping people through gardening. Founded in 1972 (as "Gardens for All") to spearhead the community garden movement, today's National Gardening Association (NGA) is best known for its high-quality publication, National Gardening Magazine, its innovative science education programs, its annual Youth Garden Grants, and its
"Your membership dollars [also] help support our ongoing efforts to provide joy and learning opportunities to school-aged children."
Let us know if you have further questions! Hope you'll join us!