Kids Learn Farming at Youth Farm Summer Camp
When kids learn farming from the ground up, I think their entire relationship with food changes. Certainly learning farming and participating in growing, nurturing, harvesting, and preparing the food they eat gives them an understanding that many kids today don't have. Have you even seen modern kids who think that food comes from the grocery store, end of story?
We just saw this video by Daniel Klein of The Perennial Plate, and we love the Youth Farm and Market Project! The kids who learn farming--and lots more--at the Youth Farm in Minnesota love it, too. Over 80% return. They are fully engaged with every aspect of the food they eat. And you should see these kids eat vegetables!
The learning environment is optimal, and the kids learn other valuable life skills along with farming. We'd love to see more of our kids and youth have the opportunity to participate in such healthy local initiatives like this one. As Colin Cureton, the Youth Farm Powderhorn Program Director, explain, "Our mission is growing food to develop youth."
Our heartfelt thanks and commendation to the people behind the Youth Farm project. Wouldn't it be great to replicate this or similar projects all over the world?
Here's Daniel Klein's video of the kids learning farming and much more. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
The Perennial Plate Episode 17: Youth Farm from Daniel Klein on Vimeo.
Learn more about the Youth Farm and Market Project--Growing Food to Develop Youth
Go from Kids Learn Farming page to Natural Health Strategies home page.