Willacy County families to learn how to grow their own vegetables at home

RAYMONDVILLE — Across the United States, more Americans are turning into farmers, tending backyard gardens to yield big, healthy bounties.

This month, Aisha Cruz-Reyes will help local residents learn how to turn their backyards into gardens sprouting “chemical-free” fruits and vegetables.

“What we really want to do is teach people how to grow their own so they have access to fresh vegetables that are chemical-free and affordable,” said Cruz-Reyes, project director at the Texas-Mexico Border Coalition in San Isidro.

On March 30, Cruz-Reyes will teach small-scale farming at 9:30 a.m. at the Reber Memorial Library.

Topics will include organic production and farming, soil health and pollinator gardens.

“We want to get information to some of the newer growers in WillacyCounty on how to start a small farm or improve what they have,” Cruz-Reyes said. “We’re going to highlight what you can do in a small space.”

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