Through our programs and community outreach work in food access, Sustainable Food Center creates opportunities for individuals and families to make healthier food choices. When you grow what you eat, and eat what you grow, healthy and affordable food is much more accessible. Growing what you eat is a foundation of homesteading – creating a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. Edible gardens can provide outdoor exercise, stress relief, natural beauty in urban and suburban landscapes, habitat and food sources for wildlife, and a chance to enhance our diets with locally grown produce. Read on to learn five more reasons to grow what you eat.