Thursday, May 27, 2010

Are You Growing a Garden This Year?

I have previously blogged about the benefits of gardening with children.  Some of these benefits include: children are more likely to eat what they grow, it gives children a chance to learn about plant lifecycles, it can help them be more responsible, and it is a great way to get some exercise!  Gardening can also be a lot of fun!

If you are planting a garden with the children in your care this summer, and you end up with more than you can eat, consider donating your excess to a food bank.  There is a great website:, that links up home gardeners with food banks.  If you visit this website, you can type in your zip code and find a food bank or pantry in your area that would love to have your extra produce!  You can help feed the hungry, and you and your children can feel good about giving to others.

1 comment:

  1. I have wondered about how to do this, thank you for letting me know.