Kids Container Veggie Garden

Kids can grow their own food in pots on the patio, in a window box or even a hanging basket. Containers can be filled with the best organic soil, moved to find the best sun, and can fit into any small space. Kids can grow abundant crops that are decorative as well as edible.  Kids…

Kid Chef Pattypan Casserole

Pattypan squash is a summer squash that looks like a yellow flying saucer and is filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Low in calories, kids can eat the skin and seeds. Organic northern white beans add protein and fiber to the dish. Organic Kalamata olives and sun dried tomatoes add intense flavor and nutrition. Kids…

Kids Health Secret

Fresh organic veggies and fruit are medicine that can prevent, eliminate, and reverse disease without pharmaceutical medication and its many side effects. Growing fruits, herbs, and veggies in raised bed gardens, in pots on the patio, or in hanging planters excites kids to prepare and eat them.  Kids can also go to the Farmers Market…

Kids grow Chives

Chives are easy for kids to grow and are perennial and drought tolerant. Sow seeds in winter or early spring. Chives grow in tight clumps of long thin grasslike leaves that taste like mild, sweet onions. Chives are often grown with tomatoes, as in the picture above, as they repel Japanese beetles and aid in…

Kid Chef Organic Orzo Salad

Organic whole wheat orzo is a type of pasta, shaped like long grains of rice, but with twice the protein. The cucumbers are low in calories but high in beneficial nutrients and gives the salad a nice crunch. Sun dried tomatoes are a concentrated source of vitamins and minerals with an intense flavor. Kalamata olives…

Kids Cooking Camps

Summertime offers lots of different camps for kids, including camps that teach kids how to cook. Kids can sign up for a fun cooking class and learn basic skills, like following a recipe and using kitchen equipment safely. Some camps are held in gardens or farms, like the one in the picture above at Plumcot…

Kids Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Kids playing the the backyard is important for healthy development skills, especially in this age of video games. Creating a wildlife habitat enhances kids curiosity and engagement with nature and involves all their senses. Getting kids active outside, digging the soil, planting seeds, making bird houses, and exploring the habits of frogs and butterflies, develops…

Kid Chef Red Potato Salad

Kids can make a healthy potato salad for their Fourth of July party. To create a flavorful potato salad and add extra nutrients, kids can cut the veggies very small and add fresh herbs from the garden. Organic red potatoes have a lower Glycemic Index than most potatoes and are particularly healthy because their skin…

Kids cook with Leeks

Leeks are easy for kids to grow in their organic raised bed gardens. Kids in California can plant them in the fall for a late spring harvest. During the growing season, kids need to mound compost and mulch around the plant to create the long white portion that is good to eat, as the sun…

Kids Propagate Plants

Growing veggies from seeds is rewarding for kids.  They love watching the seedlings develop into delicious veggies that they can bring to the table. There are many ways to propagate plants. Kids can grow new plants from seed, from cuttings, by division, by layering, and grafting.  Kids can collect seeds after harvesting the produce from…