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Kids gardening is important! When kids learn how to grow plants, learn where their food comes from and how to prepare healthy meals, they learn skills that will stay with them for their entire life. I've written about the amazing kids' garden project at the magnet school in Jonesboro, Arkansas, several times before. (Click here to see an earlier post and more photos). But I thought you might like a reminder that this project is always struggling to find enough money for seed, soil and other supplies the kids need.
|Learning to weed and identify the edible plants.|
For 2 years we've had a button on our website, "Buy Seed, Help Kids." It's a project whereby you can order garden seed from Reneesgarden.com, for your own garden, and Renee Shepherd generously donates 25% of the revenue from your order, back to the school! It's a wonderful project. Unfortunately we only raise about $25 a year for the school. I don't know if people don't find the link, or don't want to order seed, but if you go to our website, LongCreekHerbs.com; here's the button you will see on the left side:
|Buy Seeds - Help Children! button on left side of our home page.|
The lower left corner on our home page has the Buy Seeds - Help Children button. When you click on that, you are directed to a page with a code to enter when you place your order at Renee's Garden Seed You can order seed for your spring garden, (or even for Holiday gifts!) and if you order now, your order will count toward a donation for the kids' garden project if you do it before the end of the year.
|Renee Shepherd, owner reneesgarden.com|
Renee Shepherd donates to a wide variety of children's garden projects, both in the United States and in other countries. That's why we are so pleased to partner with her in helping this garden in Jonesboro, Arkansas. If you have not visited her website, please do so, her seed selections are outstanding. Maybe you have read my profile of her in the current issue of The Heirloom Gardener, which tells more about her generosity and seed selections. (If you would like to know more about The Heirloom Gardener magazine, click here, or look for it in Whole Foods stores, Barnes and Noble, etc. I've been a regular columnist for the magazine for the past 4 years; look for my Heirloom Herbalist columns).
To visit Renee's Garden website, go to our website at Long Creek Herbs, and click on the Buy Seeds - Help Kids! link. You will see a link to Renee's Seeds website, look around and see if you aren't tempted by her spring seed offerings. Then when you order, use our code, which you'll see provided, so that she can make a donation to this wonderful project! Then, you will know that more kids, like this boy, below, can experience for the first time in their life, the taste and smell of a chive blossom and learn how to fix a meal using fresh herbs and vegetables right out of the garden.
|His first time, ever, to smell and taste a chive blossom!|