Kids Weed the Garden

In the spring and early summer, kids need to pull the weeds in and around their organic raised bed garden as soon as they see them. Weeds rob the nearby fruits and veggies of water and nutrients. Often just having a raised garden bed, a foot or two above the ground, helps control weeds. After…

Organic Earth Day

“Hey farmer, farmer, put away that DDT now; give me worms in my apples, but save me the birds and the bees, please.” In 1970, at the first Earth Day, Joni Mitchel sang that song in New York and I spoke in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles and here we are 49 years later,…

Kids Revitalize the Soil

Springtime is the perfect time for kids to revitalize the soil in their raised bed gardens. The beauty of container gardening is filling the container with rich organic soil from the garden center or local soil company, even if the dirt beneath it is poor or the area is small. Then kids can create their…

Kids in the Community Garden

Kids blossom in the Community Garden, where various garden projects help kids to learn where their food comes from and to develop healthy eating habits. Community Gardens are springing up across the country, where kids can experience the miracle of life by growing their own delicious organic food. In the picture above, garden neighbors, Ann…

Kids Commune with Nature

Kids can discover a safe and happy place in their organic food garden by creating a comfortable place to sit and experience the wonders of nature, write in a journal, or draw a picture, away from addictive electronics. In their happy place, kids can observe the sun, wind, and rain patterns in the oxygen rich…

Kids Garden Sustainability

Kids can grow an abundant organic regenerative raised bed garden without chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides and help turn around the the crisis in the world’s soil health, fresh water availability, air quality, and human health. Living organic soil is the womb of nature and feeding it pure water, lots of compost, and red wriggler…

Kids grow Container Citrus Trees

For thousands of years around the world, people have been growing citrus trees in clay pots and moving them to protected areas in the winter. Because citrus trees are attractive evergreen trees that produce masses of highly fragrant flowers that perfume the air, these potted trees have decorated palaces as well as patios and make…

Kids Gardens Prepare for Emergencies

Kids can grow an organic veggie garden in their backyard and provide their family with a sustainable city living plan. Kids can plant potatoes, carrots, beets, onions, garlic, and cabbage in raised beds that will store well in cellars for fresh food in case the power goes out during weather disasters. Kids can also grow…

Kids grow Graffiti Cauliflower

When kids grow veggies in their backyard, they can choose unusual varieties and help preserve heirloom seeds. Cauliflower comes in many colors: snowy white, orange, green, and purple. Graffiti cauliflower is a variety of deep purple cauliflower that turns mauve after cooking. It has a mild taste with a nutty, slightly sweet flavor. It looks…

Reasons for Kids Organic Gardens

When we use our consumer power and buy organic, we can change the world. Organic farming is necessary for the planet, because kids need healthy lands, breathable air, protected species, and drinkable water. Small organic farms are improving the food quality, as well as the air, the soil, and the water in their environment. Organic…