Garden camp is a time for children to learn about food and where it comes from, and crafts are often included as part of the lesson. One of our crafts was to make harvest bags and fill them with food to take home. This particular day also happened to be one of our campers, Ruby’s, birthday! So in an effort to make her day special, I made an extra harvest bag for her. Instead of filling the bags with food for herself, Ruby filled them both with food for her little brother who was too young to participate in garden camp. Some kids truly remind us of how we should behave as citizens of the world. Helping others above ourselves is one of the best things anyone can learn to do.
- Roughly 3000 pounds of produce was harvested
- Approximately 375 people volunteered in the gardens
- Over 1000 people benefitted from VEGI's educational programs