A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about getting a plot at the Community Garden and Amend Park.  I have to say, this is one of the best things I've done in years as far as parenting goes.  My daughter is actually excited about working in the garden. Amazed by the miracle of getting food from the earth (it is amazing after all).  I'm overjoyed to see her so excited about something that doesn't involve a screen.  Even though we're just getting started, she's already proud and wants to show it off.  As we were leaving after our first day of work, she told me that she felt proud of us...like we'd done something big.  Great words to hear.  Wait 'til she actually gets to eat something she has planted, cared for and harvested (assuming we don't kill everything).

To that last point, about keeping things alive, I should mention that there are some very experienced gardeners out there who are more than happy to share some wisdom.  If you're looking for something rewarding to do with a child, for yourself, or you just want to save on the grocery bill, I suggest you reach out and try to grab one of the remaining plots.