Grow Your Own (Soup)

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For the first time in their more than 100 year-long existence, the Campbell Soup Company is making available their specially cultivated seeds that grow tomatoes for the iconic Campbell's Tomato Soup. At a community garden here in New York City, they kicked off Help Grow Your Soup, a campaign to grow more than one billion tomatoes in communities and backyards across America. After New York, Campbell's will travel with the National FFA organization and Urban Farming to Atlanta, GA, Campden, NJ, Chicago, IL, and Detroit, MI to plant similar gardens that will offer free food and agriculture education to urban community centers.

Danny Seo, green guru extraordinaire, was there to talk about farming, planting, and the environmental and cost-effective reasons to grow your own food. He got down in the dirt with the kids from the Brotherhood/Sister Sol community center to plant tomatoes in their garden. One of my favorite parts of this event was seeing the Urban Farming Food Chain Edible Wall, an innovative vertical garden that produces tomatoes and other veggies—the ideal solution to grow food in a limited space (also eliminating the potential for the neighbor's dog to trample your crop).

Wanna reap your own harvest? Visit to learn how to get your free packet of Campbell's tomato seeds!

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