If Kids Grow Vegetables, They Eat Vegetables

A great TED presentation from the self declared ‘Guerrilla Gardener’.

An entertaining perspective on how we use urban spaces, who owns them and who has rights to use them. This guy’s certainly a rebel with a cause – and a good one. Urban living doesn’t mean that we should become disconnected from the land.

I loved his thoughts linking healthy diets for children with a sense of connection with the growing process. I’ve seen plenty of evidence that when children are engaged in the process of growing things they don’t lack for energy, enthusiasm or interest. Further, they start to see the issues of the environment and food differently.

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