Happy gardening kids

What do you get when you add 19 VERY enthusiastic second-graders to a plot of dirt, some seeds, and some veggie plants?

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.
brooke-teamAnd thanks to Ms. Moreno’s two children for their able assistance to the GCP dig-in!
–Helen, GCP volunteer


One response to “Happy gardening kids

  1. Hi, this is Ms. Moreno and I want to thank green corn. Our garden is doing great and we are already enjoying radishes and have some tomatoes on the way. The kids love it! Thank you for making this possible.

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