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Free Garden Curriculum Guide from Organic Gardening Magazine

digplantgrowTo help build a more sustainable future, which by definition must include a more sustainable agriculture system, it’s important to start teaching kids about the issues and the solutions at a young age. One of the solutions is getting more kids involved in the production of their own food, starting at home and at school, and whether you’re a homeschooling parent or a teacher at a school, a new garden curriculum guide from Organic Gardening Magazine can help.

“Many recent studies have been conducted which prove that gardening increases nutritional awareness and may even affect children’s vegetable consumption! This statistic coupled with the fact that kids today spend two hours less on sports and activities per week than they did 20 years ago makes DIG, PLANT, GROW! not just a fun educational tool, but a necessary one – getting children outside, seeing the fruits (literally!) of their labor is a great way to teach lifelong valuable lessons and empower kids to build a sustainable agricultural future.”

According to The Tree Center this new guide, called Dig, Plant, Grow!, can help you to teach your kids about the connections between the soil and our food, and could offer some ideas for planting the seeds of garden-based education.

Download the PDF version of this garden curriculum guide at Organic Gardening Magazine.

Derek Markham

Things I dig include: simple living, natural fatherhood, attachment parenting, natural building, unassisted childbirth (homebirth), bicycles, permaculture, organic and biodynamic gardening, vegan peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, bouldering, and the blues. Find me elsewhere at @NaturalPapa, @DerekMarkham, Google+, or RebelMouse.

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