Local farmers encourage residents to 'grow green'

Reported by: Madison Corney
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Updated: 4/22/2013 11:21 am
Reno, Nevada (KRNV & MyNews4.com)-- Local farmers set up shop at the Earth Day event, April 21, 2013, at Idlewild park to help educate the community on how to "grow green."

Thousands gathered to celebrate International Mother Earth Day at Idlewild Park. A new addition to the annual Earth Day event was "The Garden," where local businesses educated the public about green growth and local farming.

Farmer Craig Witt, a leading expert in soil and composting science explained how his business is helping our planet, "What's really neat is that we are offering zero waste food composting, so any food waste that's generated here, goes home to us, 'Full Circle Compost,' and we can bring it back next year."

His philosophy is that the success of all things green starts with the soil and he is making sure to pass that message on to everyone, "What we're doing is educating children about how to grow a portion of their food."

Carl Johnson with "Plants Plus" says in the last four years he has noticed the younger generations becoming more intrigued with growing their own gardens, "They're becoming very interested in growing their own food, and we appreciate that, we try to help them anyway we can."

Johnson has been growing organic vegetables for the last four years and says he wishes he would have started earlier.

To learn more about Full Circle Compost visit: http://www.fullcirclecompost.com/index.php 

If you want to know more about Plants Plus you can call Carl Johnson at 775-684-9551.

Johnson wants to help the community learn to grow their own food, not only to help the planet, but also to keep Nevadans healthy.
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