For the first Appropriate Omnivore podcast of 2021, Aaron Zober is joined by Shannon Brescher Shea. Shannon is author of the book Growing Sustainable Together. Shannon’s book is all about having children learn more about sustainability. The second chapter of her book focuses specifically on teaching kids how to garden. Shannon talks both about how children in general can be more in touch with the planet by knowing where their food comes from and how it has specifically impacted her own two sons. Experience shows that kids are likely to eat a larger variety of fruits and vegetables if they’re involved with growing the food themselves. For children who aren’t able to have a garden at their home or their schools, Aaron and Shannon delve into other ways kids can be more in touch with what they eat with options such as CSAs or farmers markets.
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