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Teaching kids about farming and food growing is so important for several reasons!

Understanding of Food Sources

Many children grow up disconnected from the sources of their food. Teaching them about farming helps them understand where their food comes from, fostering appreciation for the effort and resources involved in producing and enjoying it.

Environmental Awareness

Learning about farming encourages children to understand the impact of agriculture on the environment. They can learn about sustainable farming practices, the importance of taking care of our crops and nature.

Healthy Eating Habits

Kids who learn about farming are more likely to develop healthy eating habits. When they understand how fruits, vegetables, grains, and other foods are grown, they may be more inclined to eat them and appreciate their nutritional value.

Life Skills

Farming teaches children valuable life skills such as hard work, responsibility, patience, and problem-solving. They learn to care for plants and trees, observe changes over time, and adapt to challenges such as weather fluctuations or pest infestations.

Connection to Nature

Farming activities allow children to connect with nature. This connection is so important for their physical and mental well-being, fostering a sense of wonder, curiosity, and respect for nature.

Sustainability Education

By teaching kids about farming practices that prioritize sustainability, we equip them with knowledge to make informed decisions about food consumption and production in the future. This can contribute to creating a more sustainable and resilient food system.

Are you interested in farming or sharing with your class how an apricot orchard produces fruit? Let us know! Contact Eddie or Michelle for more information:

Eddie Garza:
Michelle Garza-Rivera:

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