More fun than ought to be legal.
There’s nothing more satisfying than being smack in the middle of a group of enchanting kids excited about growing and eating fresh, healthy food. And the children in Ms. Moreno’s class at Brooke Elementary were stoked: As they carefully nestled in their seeds and starts, they rhapsodized about the feasts ahead—“I love beans! I can’t wait for the watermelons!”
“Taking care of the garden and eating from it is the highlight of their day,” says Ms. Moreno. For the past four years, Green Corn Project teams have “refurbed” the Brooke garden plot and brought spring and fall veggies for the children to plant. Here are some volunteers from this spring’s GCP team, enjoying (seriously!) the plot prep as we chatted about the pleasures of growing and eating our own food.
And thanks to Ms. Moreno’s two children for their able assistance to the GCP dig-in!
–Helen, GCP volunteer