One of the greatest things you can do for your kids is to feed them good organic food — preferably from your own garden.
As I mentioned in a previous post, we live in a world that has become unfamiliar with simple but intimate life functions like eating. It seems the vast majority have forgotten the main purpose of food is to nourish our bodies.
Highly processed foods are the norm and seem to be accepted although they have little if any nutrition.
Cheap and fast seem to be what the masses want (or get) — even if it’s at the expense of their health.
The majority pretty much accept sugar, highly processed food, fast foods, colas, etc. as the modern way of eating and many don’t even know what harm these food do to our bodies.
If we’re taught what good food is and where it comes from right from our early beginnings — it’s much easier to maintain a diet that’s more healthful throughout our life. This kind of teaching enables children to make much better choices as adults.
It really lifts my spirits and gives me great hope for the future when my readers write to me about having their kids and grandkids right in the garden with them. I love hearing the stories of kids snacking on blueberries, helping with the harvest, having their space in the garden, and even preparing their own garden!
One of my readers who has an acre of garden, keeps his 18 month old Granddaughter, Ellie during the day. He takes little videos of her and sends them to her parents while they’re at work. He shared one with me this past Sunday. I LOVED IT! Immediately I asked for permission to share it with you.
This was his message with the video:
“While building the new strawberry rows, I took my eye off her for just a minute or two when I noticed she was working over the broccoli! Normally, while walking the garden, I carry a gallon of fresh water just to give any ripe veggies and fruit a quick rinse, but I wasn’t expecting this one.
Her favorite garden veggies are tomatoes, asparagus, Cukes, strawberries and raspberries. She’s never had a store bought cookie or piece of candy. We’re gonna have our hands full this winter…her favorite place is the garden where she’s learned most of her colors and how to count. ”
The video is only 24 seconds and you may have to watch it a few times to take everything in. Notice that large head of brocolli that she was snacking from. Also — before her Granddad said something to her — it looked to me as if she was headed for the neighboring head of brocolli and was going to sample that as well.
Organic gardening is easy, efficient, effective — and it’s a lot healthier.
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