They grow on trees Mrs T. Carrots grow on trees' 8 year old child.
As parents we want our children to eat a wide variety of healthy nutritious food to nourish their mind, body and soul.
With all the plates we spin, this isn't always possible or realistic, plus kids don't always like it.
Fish fingers, nuggets, pizzas and takeaways are often more conveniently wolfed down and we can put a few peas on the side for a splash of colour.
I've taught many kids over the year who don't know where their food comes from. Without this connection to the earth, why would a boiled chopped french runner bean, raw radish or mushy courgette be appealing?
I'm passionate about getting kids sowing and growing, albeit from a tiny patio pot to a large allotment plot.
At 14 and 12 year old, my children aren't so keen to be seen out in public with me, let alone on an allotment!
However, the memories they do have of crawling around in soil, harvesting leaves, berries and bugs, are buried deep within nourishing their their own roots and shoots.
Do your children know where their food comes from?
Perhaps you enjoy sowing and growing together too and if so what are you picking?
Solving World Problems One Child at A Time
Today's words of Wisdom from Johnny Cash