Garden program helps kids discover their green thumb

Agriculture for Life has partnered with the Calgary Horticultural Society to offer the Juniors Garden Club. The initiative aims to encourage kids to explore, learn new skills and build confidence by growing their own food.

The program, which began May 27 and runs for 14 weeks, has weekly emails with instructions on how to plant, grow and harvest a garden, along with hands-on crafts and recipe ideas for kids ages 8 to 12.

Gardening gives children a chance to learn an important life skill and increases children’s preference for fruits and vegetables which leads to healthier eating habits in the future.

“We are excited to connect with a whole new generation of growers through this great partnership. We share a desire to educate on what it means to garden in Alberta,” said Natasha Guillot, executive director of the Calgary Horticultural Society.

There are a number of activities and resources for the Juniors Garden Club available at agricultureforlife.ca.

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