Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Backyard garden planting almost complete

Despite the rainy weather this week, we're finishing up the last few plantings for our backyard garden project, which has taken us into the backyards of families across Clinton County. We've been thrilled with the response from the families, and their excitement is obvious even in these early days of the growing season.

Probably the most exciting aspect of this new project is the level of involvement for the children of our families. Across the board, they're curious, inquisitive and eager to get their hands dirty. That is unquestionably the best way to build healthy eating habits: by starting early, and by engaging the kids with fun and practical learning techniques.

After this week, almost all of our garden sites will be planted and ready to grow. Yesterday, we had an amazing group of volunteers from a local business help plant a new garden site at Sugartree Ministries, which Jessica will be posting about later this morning. The season carries on, and the plants are starting to grow.

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