Do you remember growing vegetables as a child?
It’s likely that most people recall being in the garden as a kid. You might have memories of growing vegetables and helping Grandma harvest while secretly shoving most of the fresh tomatoes into your mouths. The intense flavor of freshly picked vegetables stays with us long after eating them.
With busier lives, convenience foods, and too much screen time, those savory mouth feels you get to experience from growing vegetables in your own garden may seem lost. But gardening is still a top hobby in the U.S., with 77% of households taking part, and 29% of them are 18-34 years old. It’s refreshing to see that younger adults are getting into growing. To ensure we have more fresh food in the future, it seems important to get more kids in the garden growing vegetables, too.
So, how do we do get kids excited about growing vegetables? Start teaching children how to garden in school. In fact, we placed our Eco Gardens into a few schools, like this one, to get kids growing vegetables.