We know that our little ones love helping. We know that they are usually picky eaters. Almost every avid gardener I know attributes their love for growing things to fond memories of digging in their mom’s or grandma’s garden. Which is how it’s supposed to be. A passion for growing our own food is something that indeed is passed down generationally – which is exactly why farming most often a family run-business, passed down through-out the generations.
There’s nothing more rewarding (arguably) than eating food that you’ve grown from seed to table. Young children especially, glory in this kind of bounty. I remember eagerly digging in the garden to find carrots as a young one. I would often be caught mid-way to my mouth with one before it was even washed. Today, now more than ever, the importance of growing our own food within our families is very real. We may not all want to admit to the rapidly growing reality regarding what is happening to our natural resources or the farming industry and the freedom to grow organic, heirloom seeds. It’s all become a controversial, sensitive subject.
Understandably. The thought of having no control over eating food that is contaminated with things we know aren’t good for us is overwhelming and seemingly impossible to avoid. We can start small. Within our families. By growing some of our favourite fruits and veggies. It doesn’t have to be grandiose. You don’t need a yard. As with anything, there’s always learning curve involved if you want to be successful with anything.
It can be fun and I guarantee your toddlers will love it. They’ll love growing it, learning, helping and most of all; eating the fruits of their labour! Every gardening parent I’ve spoken to, testifies that their kids are way less picky eaters and go for the fresh stuff.
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