Youth Gardening Activities
Gardening with children is a wonderful way to spend quality time with kids while teaching them about the food we eat. Gardening also allows children the opportunity to learn math, science and other skills while having fun.
Lessons prepared by John Porter, WVU Kanawha County Extension Agent:
“Grow Your Own Pizza” Garden
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Many ingredients in pizza come from the garden. Tomatoes, basil, oregano, sweet bell peppers and onions are just a few of the vegetables that you might find on your slice of pizza. These are vegetables commonly used to make pizza and spaghetti sauce. Other vegetables such as spinach and hot peppers are sometimes added as toppings. It can be fun to grow your own ingredients to make a fresh, homemade pizza. You and your family will enjoy tasting the fresh ingredients that you were able to raise for yourself. You will not believe how good it tastes!
“Grow Your Own Salad” GardenDownload the activity sheet
Fresh, green salads are great when they come fresh from the garden. All of the great vegetables found in salads are very easy to grow. This garden works especially well when grown in the spring (March) or fall (September) because the leafy greens and root vegetables like cool weather.