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 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…

Kids Organic Vertical Garden

Kids can create an organic fruit and veggie garden in a small space by using cages, towers, stakes, spiral supports, trellises, and ladders that can be found in all sorts of shapes and sizes. These vertical supports can double the growing space and make the best use of the available sunlight. Many veggies have a…

Kids Healthy Snacks

When kids eat small snacks between their main meals, they get a steady supply of energy to supply their minds and bodies all day. However, packaged processed snacks contain loads of sugar, salt, fat, and chemicals. Instead kids can grow organic nutritious snacks right in their backyard by planting fruit trees, berry bushes, and an…

Kids pack Lunch boxes

The Lunch Box has changed from a box with a thermos to one with multiple containers and compartments, modeled on the Japanese bento boxes. There are many choices on the market today. Soft-sided insulated cooler bags are durable and easy to clean. Kids can used small eco-friendly stainless steel containers made especially for lunch kits…

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…

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…