W. Atlee Burpee & Co. is encouraging younger and novice gardeners to grow their own (fruits and veggies of course) with its children’s gardening publications, the Burpee Home Gardens® I Can Grow Guide .
The guide offers ideas for teachers, youth group leaders and volunteers on how to cultivate a successful youth garden program. This resource is in addition to the Burpee Home Gardens Garden Fresh gardening guide that covers virtually every aspect of how to start and maintain a home garden for beginners.
Home gardening promotes growing and consuming local produce – an endeavor that fosters not only a healthy diet – but also helps the planet by reducing the shipment of produce from other regions. Gardening also enhances self esteem, good work habits and a stronger bond with nature, and what one eats – all good stuff. Needless to say, it’s also a great way to get kids away from the tv and computer — and into the world outside.