Kids Native Milkweed

Found throughout much of North America, common native milkweed is the larval food source for the monarch butterfly. Milkweed’s silky filaments were once used as stuffing for pillows, mattresses, and life preservers. Farmers stopped growing milkweed on a commercial scale and began using massive amount of pesticides and monarch butterfly numbers fell. Milkweed silk may…

Kids cook with Cauliflower

Cauliflower is an annual cool weather veggie in the cabbage family that kids can grow in their organic raised bed garden. Cauliflower is low in calories but filling as it is high in fiber, with abundant health benefits in its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, vitamin C, and potassium. When the cauliflower head is 6 –…

Kid Chef Creamy Garden Greens

When kids grow Swiss chard, kale, spinach, and beets in their organic raised bed garden, they can harvest the greens for a powerful boost of nutrition disguised as this comfort food dish. Garden greens contain antioxidants, iron, calcium, vitamins C, A, K, omega 3, as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, and…

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…

Kid Chef Organic Veggie Casserole

Kids can eat a rainbow of veggies in this versatile casserole, where every different colored veggie offers a different set of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Kids can choose their favorite veggies or use whatever they harvest that day from their organic raised bed garden to create their casserole. Kid Chefs can chop and steam their…

Kids Step Up for the Planet

Kids can help preserve our country’s natural beauty and the Earth’s resources by choosing to create sustainable habits in their daily lives. Kids can be kind to the environment by growing their own organic raised veggie bed garden. Organic gardening improves the soil, air, and water in the garden, as it uplifts the spirit, renews…

Kids go to Nature’s Pantry

Going to the veggie garden is like having Christmas every day! When kids grow their own organic raised bed garden, they always find something growing and can connect with the wonder of Nature, planting, harvesting and cooking. As the seasons change, kids can eat magical ingredients fresh picked from the tree, plucked from a shrub…

Kids Sheet Pan Meals

A rainbow of veggies gives kids the variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they need for healthy brains and bodies. Roasting veggies on a rimmed stainless steel baking sheet allows the heat to seal and crisp the outside of the ingredients, drawing out the natural sugars, keeping the insides tender, and intensifying the flavors that…

Kids Store Veggies

Kids can store the harvest of organic veggies from their backyard raised bed garden in a way that extends their freshness. Kids should store tomatoes at room temperature; with an abundant harvest, kids can roast or cook them and make tomato sauce and salsa to can or freeze. After harvesting garlic and onions, kids can…

Kid Chef Roasted Eggplant

Kids can make a succulent organic eggplant dish with the abundant eggplants they can harvest from their backyard garden. The more eggplants kids harvest, the more the plant produces. Kids can make this roasted eggplant on a bed of organic rice and chickpeas (garbanzo beans) for a dish that offers a complete protein, antioxidants, vitamins,…