This year, our annual Fall Festival is raising money for the local nonprofit, Green Plate Special, and we’re so excited to tell you all about the meaningful work they do to help low-income youth experience food in new ways through gardening, cooking, and eating together.
Edible plants are a great way to introduce your kids to the wonderful world of gardening. They’re colorful, fast growing, and delicious! It’s exciting for kids to see fruits and vegetables sprout and grow in their own garden (some, like Brussels sprouts, look very different in the garden than on the dinner plate!) I’ve also noticed that kids are often more adventurous about trying a new vegetable when they have grown it themselves. Here are a few tips to make creating an edible garden a fun and successful family endeavor!