Friday, February 18, 2011

Benefits of Gardening with Children

In a nationwide telephone survey of 2,004 respondents, people who reported picking flowers, fruits or vegetables,planting trees, taking care of plants, or living next to a garden in childhood were more likely to show an
interest in gardening as they aged and to form lasting positive relationships with gardens and trees (Lohr & Pearson-Mims, 2005).

Children who grow their own food are more likely to eat fresh fruits and vegetables or express a preference for these foods.

1 comment:

  1. A treat for parents who want to bond with their children through gardening, check out the book Growing Up Green by Charles E. Majuri


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