children and gardens
What messages do we give kids about gardens?
Thanks to a successful program getting gardens into schools, many children now know that food doesn't originate in a supermarket. So far The Kitchen Garden Foundation has established gardens in nearly 600 Australian schools.
I know growing food is important, but it's not the only dimension of a garden. I want my grandchildren and other young visitors to feel the garden as a place for imagination and play, and a space to learn about plants and wildlife.