It is critical to nurture in children a love of gardening and care of the Earth from a young age. Additionally, with obesity rates and lack of exercise plaguing the youth of our communities, we need to encourage and guide them into a life of wellness. We are:
- Creating a children’s garden at Huckleberry Hill where children will feel the soil in their hands, learn about bees and butterflies, and watch worm farms in action.
- Planning ways to collaborate with the local elementary schools to bring seeds and plant starts to the children in the spring, so they can experience the wonder of growing plants themselves.
- Classes are planned in - Tea Making, Growing and Using Herbs, Building the Soil, Homesteading Skills and others.
- At farms stands and events (like the Key Peninsula Farm Tour), we will have the opportunity to chat with people, hand-out samples of our herbal teas and other products. We will distribute fun and useful information such as our recipes and growing tips for these wonderful healing foods.