10,000 Garden Challenge
"Registering 10,000 gardens is a great milestone for our state and an outstanding opportunity for all Missourians to share what they have learned working in the garden, sharing with their neighbors and getting to know others in their communities. The 10,000 Garden Challenge was a great way to connect people to the land, to their churches, schools, communities and their own backyards. This challenge highlights our ability to produce our food and the importance of those who do it, and we thank Gov. Nixon and First Lady Nixon for their continued support." -- Dr. Jon Hagler, Missouri Department of Agriculture.