Photo courtesy of SNAPgardens.org
Did you know SNAP benefits can be used to buy seeds and food-producing plants? It's true! According to the USDA, "For every $1 dollar spent on seeds and fertilizer, home gardeners can grow an average of $25 worth of produce. Growing food from seeds and plants makes SNAP benefits last longer, allowing recipients to double the value of their benefits over time. Supplementing SNAP with homegrown food makes it possible for families to buy food products that they wouldn’t normally be able to afford." Go here to learn more about using SNAP benefits for gardening.