Lessons in Gardening
With so many kids at home schooling, now is a great time to teach children and young people the lessons of the garden. I am not talking about crop rotation or pest control I am talking about teaching them a love for nature, hard work, patience. Teaching how to bring a seed to life, feed their family, and that a tomato taste sweet and juicy. Teaching that throwing yard and kitchen waste in a pile not only breeds life but will give life and nutrition to what they are growing. Teaching them self reliance during this time of uncertainty can give them a sense of calm and security during a time where they might be feeling anxiety about their future. The garden is not only a class room but it is therapy and a place for healing. Let's teach our children something that they typically do not learn at school as well as life lessons in the garden.