Kid Chef Sweet and Sour Veggies

Kids like this sweet and sour sauce with pineapple chunks. Pineapple is rich in fiber, vitamin C, and contains enzymes that are good for digestion. The breaded and roasted cauliflower florets are nuggets of flavor and nutrition, as cauliflower is full of abundant health benefits in its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, fiber, vitamin C, and…

Kids deter Pests and Critters

Kids can deter pests and critters using organic gardening techniques, as no poison is safe. Kids can grow their food in organic raised bed gardens in a complex biological community creating conditions that make pest problems minimal. In the picture above, a row cover is used to deter pests and critters.   Kids can observe…

Teen Vegan Health Pitfalls

Many teens today decide to go vegan to stop the suffering of animals, to heal from a disease, or in response to climate change. Because 75% of all agricultural land around the world is used for livestock production, cutting global meat consumption in half would free the farmland to grow fruits and veggies for people…

Kids turn Lawns into Gardens

In California, homeowners are tearing out their lawns and planting fruit trees, native plants, and vegetable gardens. In the picture above, Bill has planted fruit trees and native plants to attract pollinators all around his house. Lawns use up to 10 times more water, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides then agricultural land. The long drought…

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 No Dig Gardening

For centuries, gardeners have been digging up their garden soil, because they were taught that cultivation aerates the soil, incorporates organic matter, and brings pests to the surface. However, tilling the soil destroys the microorganisms and mycorrhizae in the soil that break down the organic matter naturally. Double digging or tilling also damages the soil…

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 cook with Big Flavors

Mass production, food processing, and microwave meals have removed much of the old fashioned flavors our great grandparents achieved by cooking from whole foods. When kids grow an organic raised bed veggie garden, they can rediscover the big flavors of cooking organic produce from scratch. Herbs: Kids can add health and flavor to every meal…

Kids make Kabobs

Kids think eating fruit and veggies on a stick is fun, especially when they make it themselves! Kids can use their favorite foods in a colorful variety. Bamboo skewers work well and can be soaked in water for an hour before grilling or roasting.  Kids can make Rainbow Fruit Kabobs by washing, pealing, and cutting…

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…