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Posted on 12 December 2008 by

Edible Playgrounds

By Cindy Naas

Those of us involved in the urban farming movement already know the benefits of growing our own.

The next step is to make sure we pass this on to the next generation.

Dorset Cereals, a UK-based company, has stepped forward with a winning idea to address this issue.

Dorset Cereals produce various organic cereals filled with good things. Their concern for children now extends to the Edible Playground Project.

An edible playground is a place for schoolchildren to grow all manner of fruits and vegetables. In the Edible Playground website are tips not only for getting started with creating a child’s veggie garden, but also Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 02 June 2008 by

Gardening With Children

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By Cindy Naas

Part of the motivation for putting in a vegetable garden in my city garden was to show my children how their food grows.

I wanted to pass down the my father’s love of gardening to my sons, and so I have always made sure that each child gets to grow something every summer.

It’s amazing, too, how quickly a child who hates veggies will gobble down a plate of green beans if he grows them himself. Growing veggies can be good for your child for so many reasons.

Here are a few good choices for teaching beginning gardeners how to grow things they can enjoy:

1. Radishes- these germinate Read the rest of this entry »

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