Here’s another article pondering what it will take to get today’s people in their 20s and 30s to start gardening. Janet Eastman of the Oregonian interviews a young Medford couple that has taken up vegetable gardening. According to “The 20–30 Something Garden Guide” author Dee Nash, whose book is cited in the article, edibles are indeed the proverbial “gateway drug” for a wider world of green living. Environmental concerns are motivating younger people to grow their own food, in a way their parents didn’t. Then, once they discover how fulfilling and relaxing growing vegetables, fruits and berries can be, that opens the door for them to discover other types of gardening.
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About Curt Kipp
Curt Kipp is the director of publications and communications at the Oregon Association of Nurseries, and the editor of Digger magazine.