Fall is the time when thoughts turn to consuming pumpkin-spice baked goods and other delicious treats from the market or local farms. This is the season to feel the warmth emanating from kitchens. Kids that plant and grow their own food have the best scenario to consume fresh delicious foods. Moreover, both growing and cooking food is an exercise in patience, as nature has its own time table, and cooking outcomes are not instantaneous. One can suggest reading a good book can be likened to the garden to plate process, as readers are usually rewarded at the end. The Los Angeles Public Library provides resources for kids who want to engage in growing, preparing, and eating homegrown foods. Here is a small sampling of resources that encourages developing a green thumb.
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson