If you’re like me, you’ve got a small organic garden of your own — that produces nothing near the enormous quantities of produce Michelle Obama’s been harvesting. I know the First Lady’s actually trying to encourage people to garden more and eat better, but my little balcony garden withers a little in shame whenever I read a little about Michelle’s green thumb –

Eat Like a Hero

My garden envy’s spurred me to garden better though — and my first step towards that’s by getting a free subscription to Organic Gardening magazine. You can get one too, thanks to Eat Like A Hero, a campaign put together by Nature’s Path Organic and Organic Valley!

First, go to OrganicHeroes.org to print out a $2 coupon for Nature’s Path and Organic Valley products. Then go to the store and buy a Nature’s Path cereal — My favorite is Flax Plus — and an Organic Valley milk product. Cut out the barcodes and mail them, along with your name and address on an index card, to Organic Gardening, P.O. Box 1712, Belmawr, NJ 08099.

For your trouble and eco-purchases, you’ll get a 1-year subscription to Organic Gardening magazine — plus get entered into a drawing to be one of the 5 lucky people to win a year’s worth of free breakfasts from Nature’s Path and Organic Valley.

And you’ll be doing good for others too. Nature’s Path and Organic Valley will each donate a buck to the Rodale Institute’s “Farmers Can Be Heroes” program, which seeks to educate conventional farmers interested in converting to organic farming methods while portraying organic farmers as heroes for the planet.

What I love about both Nature’s Path and Organic Valley is the fact that both are successful enterprises that have remained independent in an age where organic brands keep getting snapped up by multinational corporations. Nature’s Path is a family-owned company headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, and Organic Valley’s America’s biggest co-op of organic farmers.

Enjoy your organic breakfast — and get gardening!

Image courtesy of organicheroes.org

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