Global Gardens Helps Kids Discover Vegetables
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Does your child jump for joy at the sight of fresh radishes, tomatoes or kale on his plate? We often hear many adults say they don’t think kids like vegetables. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since often students come in to the Global Gardens program excited to have a garden of their own, although they insist they don’t like some of the very things they are growing.
We’ve recently been talking about being scientists, asking questions and making observations. At Global Gardens we teach that this process is helpful in not only learning about our world, but also about ourselves. This year, one of our students named Hunter made a big discovery about himself.
Hunter, a seventh grader, will rarely eat what we are cooking and gets anxious just sitting at the table while the rest of his classmates try the garden creations that get plated up. Despite this, he never has a bad attitude, always participating with the preparations and being a diligent helper when cleaning up.