Lifestyle - Leisure | 6-18 yrs

Learn To Grow Your Own Food


What is more fun than growing your own patch of vegetable garden and farming for your own food? The answer is, doing the same with your children and teaching them some agricultural skills along the way.

The act of gardening, besides being a fun activity, has many health benefits. But when you indulge in gardening with your child, you can derive the double benefit of bonding together and connecting with the roots of nature in a meaningful and engaging way. It gives you and your child the physical exercise you need on a regular basis. Staying close to nature will help you calm your mind and clean some of the toxins created by negative feelings.

There is another good reason why you should take to gardening. Nowadays, harmful practices are followed in markets to preserve fruits and vegetables using chemical preservatives. Growing them in your own backyard will protect you and your family from a whole lot of harmful chemicals and also help you cut down on your food budget! As puts it, “Growing your own vegetable garden can do more than provide tasty food - gardening can improve health, save money and even boost mood.”

To learn the tricks of gardening for your own food, go no further than our ClipBook, which presents a number of interesting and insightful articles and videos to help you in your quest.


The Tao Of Vegetable Gardening

Vegetables bought in city markets often tend to be wilted and are tough to eat. They contain pesticides and chemicals that are used to hasten growth. Home-grown fresh vegetables are flavoursome and healthier, and today, many city residents are opt...

Gardening Can Save Your Health

Growing your own vegetable garden can do more than provide tasty produce. Gardening can improve health, save money and even boost mood. Community gardens, backyard plots, and even window boxes are gaining in popularity, and tomatoes are among the ...

How To Plant Bare-Root Vegetables

Before you can reap the tasty harvest of asparagus, rhubarb or strawberries in summer, there's an ugly bundle of roots that need to be planted in late winter. Pam Geisel, statewide master gardener coordinator in California, shows master gardener P...

How To Grow Watercress

Considered one of the oldest leaf vegetables consumed by humans, watercress is a close cousin of mustard greens, cabbage and arugula. Watercress offers lots of nutrients and health benefits, and can be used in salads, soups, sandwiches and more to...

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