Saturday, October 12, 2013
Children's Fall Social in the Garden
We are fortunate to live in a great community. Twice a year we invite the neighborhood kids to come have fun in our community garden. We talk to them about what is still growing, what grew during the year, and just let them have some FUN. Oh, and we feed them too! We had close to 60 kids show up today to decorate mini pumpkins, have a pumpkin-rolling relay, spit watermelon seeds (from our garden watermelons!) and over 20 stepped up to the corn on the cob eating contest. One of the mothers said "that's a fun way to get kids to eat vegetables - make it a race!"
An unexpected highlight for the kids turned out to be vampire teeth from the prize box. The picture of a handful of the kids posing in them might be one of my favorites from the garden. Although it doesn't ACTUALLY have anything to do with gardening, as long as the kids around here associate our community garden with good times, they'll help watch out for it and take care of it. Hopefully, they'll even garden with us!
Thank you to everyone (including the sun) who came out and made this one of our most successful Children's Days!