“Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden?”
Building healthy families
Composting, gardening and cooking together with your children is one of the most rewarding things anyone can do. A home garden can be a place of magic for a child and can instill a sense of wonder as they both grow.
The educational opportunities of involving your children in this process are tremendous. And children just naturally get the excitement of it all. Some potential educational topics might include botany, biology, entomology, earth and environmental science, chemistry, soil science and geology. These subjects can be made so much more meaningful to your children with the experience of holding the soil in their hands and watching plants grow from seed all the way to harvest.
Additionally, composting and gardening have been shown to be healthy for body and mind. To learn more about this, check out this article from Gardening Knowhow, and this one from PBS.