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Kids gardening in Vermont

Tiny carrot
Jun 23, 2014

At the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), we have a small but thriving garden in the backyard of our office in downtown Richmond, VT. The garden is primarily used as a learning space for some of the younger members of the Richmond community. We recently had our first visitors of the summer: a group of kids walked over from a nearby daycare to help with some gardening tasks. Ranging in age from 2 to 8, they brought varying levels of know-how and skill. Pictured here is Anna, who is already able to indentify nearly everything growing in the garden, can thin carrots proficiently, and who inspired her peers to get their hands dirty. Anna and her friends transplanted sunflowers, started seeds, and harvested a whole mess of things to taste, including cucumbers, lettuce, radishes, onions, herbs, and teeny-tiny carrots. Yum! They will continue to help out and play in the garden through the summer. We're lucky to have such good helpers! 

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