Wednesday evening I judged the Quincy High School Science Fair.  It was good to see friends and former students.  One of my former tennis players recently had a baby boy.  I told her that I was involved doing Square Foot Gardening and that I am concerned about the foods that we are feeding ourselves and our children.

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She agreed and commented, “that is why there is Wholefoods”.  Yes Bridget, for those that can afford to buy organic that works.  And let’s take a look at a bigger picture.

The opportunity of course is hers.  Starting a Square Foot Garden on the small piece of property that they currently have is going to provide much more than organic vegetables.  *Children should be playing in the dirt.  Please don’t allow your children to live in sterile environments.  *They can learn how to care and respect things.  *They will learn some science and math through hands on learning and the parent doesn’t need to be a teacher.  *Parents will have an activity to do with their child / children and get them away from the television and outside.  *They can learn about reusing, composting and social responsibility.  *There are foods that I never ate until I grew them – teaching good nutrition factors into this.

Parents and Grandparents: the choice is yours.

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5 thoughts on “Why Stop Now ?

  1. You are wise to read and to “do it”. You are a grandmother of a beautiful little girl and you have square foot gardens.

  2. I too was a volunteer judge for the cancelled Sci Fair….wasn,t notified of the rescheduled SF. SUBBING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SCIENCE this year on Monday.

  3. I completely agree with the benefits that you listed for gardening outside of the obvious “healthy food” benefit. I would much rather see a child with muddy hands than one with video game-glazed eyes. Teaching a teen recovering from a video game binge is no fun!

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