Children and vegetable gardens

Growing a vegetable garden is a lot like raising children. They need love, attention, commitment, dedication. They need to be nurtured and cared for, but what they give back to one’s soul and spirit is invaluable. One becomes a better person because of them.

As a child, I grew up on a fishing boat in SE Alaska, it was apparent where my food came from. Raising children in Portland I knew I couldn’t replicate the fishing experience for my kids but I wanted them to know where their food came from. Therefore, growing food and having chickens on our small size lot was the best available option so that our kids from an early age could start interacting with the food they eat.