Kids grow at Community Gardens

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Local community gardens are outdoor class rooms where kids become aware of their environment. Every day after school and during the summer, kids can play and work in the garden. Kids can join their parents in a family plot or other students in a youth garden program. There has been a surge in the popularity of growing food at a community garden, for better health, environmental concerns, for financial reasons, and the yearning for delicious food. Garden projects help kids to learn where their food comes from and to develop healthy eating habits. Kids enjoy planning the garden, digging in the dirt, planting, and watching for small green shoots to stick up from the ground. Sometimes kids like to count ladybugs and play hide and seek in the community garden. Kids also like to visit with the other gardeners in their community that know the region, climate, and right seeds for their area. Community gardeners have giant feasts throughout the year, where everyone gets together with special dishes made from the fruit and vegetables they grew in the community garden. Kids can delight their family with fresh produce they grew themselves. Plots are available at a local community garden to get started today.

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