Creating Your Own Family Garden
Proper nutrition begins from the ground up. Starting a family garden is a great way to lay the foundation for healthy eating in your household. Here are some tips to get started building a garden that you and your family can enjoy together over the next several months!
Chart Your Course:
Create a list of fruits and vegetables you want to comprise your garden. As a family, vote on the plants that will populate your crop.
Look Before You Leap: Have all family members sketch the garden of their dreams. Incorporate elements of each design into an outline that best suits your space.
Do Your Research:
Take a family trip to the library and explore how to successfully care for and create a garden.
Be Climate Friendly:
Determine what fruits and vegetables will thrive in your local conditions.
Chat with local gardening businesses to request useful information and ask about specials they might have.
Turn Responsibilities into a Break: Create a maintenance schedule that allows your family to tend the garden together.
Be sure to plant the garden in an area with sufficient sunlight.
Plant the Rainbow:
Include fruits and vegetables that possess a wide variety of colors to increase your garden’s nutritional value.
Appreciate the Fruits of Your Labor:
Don’t forget to explore the garden and enjoy a snack.
Share Your Success:
Donate excess food to soup kitchens and local charities to provide those in need with a nutritious meal.