Incline VIllage, NV, February 15, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- A special report from the National Gardening Association (NGA) has learned that the number of food gardeners in the United States is now at an all-time high. The findings revealed a significant 17% increase in the last five years, and this explains the rising preference for homegrown organic food and the booming popularity of seed bank collections.
Experts from Home and Garden America (HAGA), an organic seed company located in Nevada, are pleased with the results. HAGA has long been a supporter of organic vegetable gardening and sustainable living, and the NGA report proves that real change has finally come.
"This is truly great news for the whole organic gardening community. I'm delighted that consumers are now opting to grow food at home and even start their own seed bank collections. This means that more people actually care about the safety of their food, and would prefer to plant their own vegetables than purchase the genetically-modified ones on the market," one HAGA expert commented.
The NGA report covers a span of five years and was specially conducted to study the food gardening trend in America. Since 2008, over 35% of all households in the country have taken up gardening either at home or in various communities.
Another surprising finding is the strong involvement of younger households, specifically millennials ages 18 to 34. Back in 2008, there were only 8 million gardeners from the millennial generation. But in 2013, the figures grew to 13 million—resulting in an impressive 63% upsurge. This proves that young adults are more informed than ever, and they understand the importance of obtaining safe and healthy food.
"It is amazing how engaged the younger generation is when it comes to gardening. They definitely see the value of planting a vegetable garden and having a reliable seed bank collection in case of disaster. I've seen plenty of younger household gardens and you can see lots of tomato, pepper, lettuce and other practical vegetable varieties in their backyards. They're certainly thinking ahead in terms of sustainability and survival, and that is amazing to see from our younger generation," another expert from HAGA remarked.
More details about the report is available on the National Gardening Association's website.
Chuck Harmon writes consumer information material on various topics, and his expertise in the field of seed saving is no exception. He maintains a survival garden and works on his heirloom seed bank collection during his free time.