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Group Encourages People to Grow Squash

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A push is underway to get you not only to eat your vegetables, but to grow them too! The group, One Vegetable, One Community, wants to unite the Fargo Moorhead communities by encouraging gardeners to grow, cook and share a single vegetable – buttercup squash.

Beginning May 5, 1000 free starter kits with buttercup squash seeds, growing tips, recipes, and plant markers will be available at: The Agassiz Building, Cass County Social Services, Clay County Social Services, Family HealthCare Center, Fargo Cass Public Health, Fargo Public Library-Main and Carlson locations, the FM Community Bike Shop, the Moorhead Public Library and Red Raven.

Sara Van Offelen, from the University of Minnesota Extension Service, says the group’s goal is to get people talking about local food, “We want to create access to fresh, healthy food in our community. Squash is the 2014 One Vegetable, One Community vegetable because it taste greats, is easy to grow, and packed with nutrients.”  The Prairie Road Organic Seed Company provided the seeds for this year’s vegetable.

One Vegetable, One Community is sponsored by: the Cass Clay Food Systems Initiative, Fargo Cass Public Health, Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program, North Dakota State University Extension Service, and the University of Minnesota Extension.
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