This is a project that has created an edible town by growing organic food in public gardens at Nyack Center, on Broadway, Main St., and in peoples front yards within reach of the sidewalk. All food may be picked for free by anyone who would enjoy free access to fresh, real food. All Please Pick gardens are marked with a sign and noted on a map of edible Nyack that we distribute through our facebook page at the beginning of the growing season (May). In 2015, 1,000 pounds of food was grown. In 2016, we expect to grow much more.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.