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Lynn commented on Rotherfield Primary School edible garden

It's incredible what a garden can teach kids without even trying. I am the children's director at a church and we are growing an outreach garden so when the produce is ready the kids are going to give it to the children from low income families that come to our food pantry. Not only are they learning how to grow their own food but we are teaching the kids how important all of the nutrients in this food are and why it's so important that every kid have some. I am using ideas from the Green VBS curriculum from sparkhouse and the kids are so excited about actually donating their veggies to kids that need them. This is especially important because more kids from low income families are experiencing diabetes, obesity and improper brain development now more than ever. Don't be afraid to start small and "grow." We have three raised bed gardens right now and hopefully we'll do more when we plant in January.