Kids Save the Planet

Cooking Magic for Kids

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Kids can save the planet by growing food in their organic backyard garden, community garden, or patio containers. Gardening makes kids happy and they enjoy eating what they have grown. There has been a surge in the popularity of growing food in the backyard or at a community garden, for financial reasons, environmental concerns, and the yearning for delicious food. Kids can grow food in pots, where the plants like the sheltered microclimates, sun traps, and favorite potting mix. Container plants create a striking feature on a deck or by the front door. School gardens have made a tremendous impact on the students that have participated, and more schools are establishing gardens and kitchen curriculums every year. Summer vacations from school were originally intended for kids to help with the farming during the busy growing season. Working in the garden gives kids physical activity, an understanding and respect for food…

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