Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Kids and Gardening

Many kids today think produce comes from a grocery store. Can you imagine never having seen a vegetable in the ground, in a garden?

Danny Chand, Southeast Texas Food Bank Nutrient Education Specialist, teaches kids the link between harvesting and grocery stores. This month, he’s taking dozens of kids from the Salvation Army’s Boys and Girls Club over to the McFaddin-Ward House to tour their garden and see how vegetables go from the garden to the kitchen to the top of a pizza.

That’s a great idea for home gardeners. Maybe you know some kids in your neighborhood who would enjoy a little pizza party, especially when they get to pick the tomatoes and onions themselves. Each of us needs to tackle the task of bringing agriculture back to the people.
One by one, we can help home gardens again become a way of life.

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