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If they grow it, kids will try it.

Joe Phillips

For the last few years I've been gardening with kids. Though the socioeconomic differences are vast (one school's demographics were overwhelmingly Hispanic and low-income, the other white and upper middle-class), the kids do share at least one thing in common when it comes to food: If they grow it, they will try it. I have personally witnessed children joyfully chomp down on raw radishes and sauteed eggplant that they raised and harvested themselves. Empowerment never tasted so good.

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  • Kristen HessKristen Hess

    Time invested in DOING something opens your mind to exponential possibilities that will come from continuing to do it! Love it.