Growing Food as a Family


| 6/16/2011 10:41:25 PM


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Parents will often say that they don't have time to grow their own food because they have kids.  

Don't let kids be the excuse. Instead make them part of the experience too. It's what families have done since the beginning of time. The past 100 years is when this trend changed.

Instead of a function of the family, the responsibility has been placed in the hands of others. We go to the grocery stores to pick up the food that was once grown in our backyards. We no longer have an idea as to where it comes from. We just know it's there.

I'm a believer that food should be something that brings people and most importantly families together. From the planting, growing, harvesting, preparing, sharing and eating. All of these help to bring a deeper appreciation for everything that’s involved in getting it to our plates.

There are plenty of projects that can be done as a family to keep all parties involved and not break the bank. You can do all of this while spending some quality time together.



Now let’s get into how to start.

Jessie
6/22/2011 9:03:43 AM

My daughter is currently 16 months old, and already knows how to get food from the garden. I hope that for my children gardening is never a chore.






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