Mrs. Skip teaches at an elementary school in St. Johns County, Florida. Her garden is wonderful -with everything from Sugar Snap Peas and Lettuce to Strawberries and Wildflowers. It really is something, and we love it. First, we love it because we love growing things. Second, because it’s a great way for kids to learn about the earth and how produce goes from a seed to a food item on their tables. Mrs. Skip’s students learn all about sustainability like creating compost and different ways to fertilize. They plant the seeds, care for them as they grow and harvest the crops. For them, it’s a fun way to learn, for us, it’s a great way to help them grow an appreciation for living healthy.
For the past several years, the Northern Main Fair has put on a program called “Lil’ Farmers at the Fair,” an activity that gives kids the chance to be a farmer for the day. At the various stations they learn what animals eat, how to collect eggs, how to plant, harvest and sell their produce. At the end of the day, it’s all about learning and having fun. We love the program and have donated time and resources to create a Broccoli station where kids can learn about how broccoli is grown and harvested. Sure, it’s educational, but we just love how fun it is. There’s a great video about the program that you can see on YouTube, here.