” Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with a child’s eye – it is very beautiful .”
When we moved to some ranch lands last year I knew I was going to give the children their own garden areas. This was a for a few reasons.
1. I wanted them to have their own space
2. I wanted them to connect to nature and their food
3. I wanted them to have the responsibility of caring for plants
4. Honestly, I didn’t want them to mess up my garden.
What I didn’t expect was for their garden to take of and thrive the way it did. Honestly, their garden is way lusher and healthier than my own and much more pleasant to be in.
Why? Love. they have nothing but love for their garden. It is all new and exciting, not one part of it feels like a chore to them. They love to watch it grow, the love to take care of it, and they love to get lost in their imaginations in it.
Wherever life has landed you, I encourage you to find a way to let your children loose in a garden- even if its a few pots or joining a community garden.