University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Home-grown produce helps immigrant feel at home, thanks to UC Master Gardeners

Home Garden Tomatoes
Jaime, an immigrant from Mexico who lives in San José, found it difficult at first to maintain a healthy diet in California since he had no way to get the vegetables he had been familiar with in Mexico. With help and advice from UC Master Gardeners, Jaime was able to create a productive organic garden in his own yard. Master Gardener volunteers taught him how to grow vegetables and fruit trees how to foster beneficial insects that keep many pests in check. According to Jaime, “This program has completely changed my diet and my mentality on food and nutrition. Since starting the program last April, I have lost 20 pounds and my wife and I are now vegetarian and will only eat organic produce.”

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