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Sharing some time in the garden this spring

Spring is the perfect season for gardening.

There's nothing quite like spending the day outside, surrounded by nature, while you plant seeds that will — hopefully — yield vibrant produce.

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Nowadays, there seems to be a rather sizable disconnect between people and their food.

Whereas humans once grew their own fruits and vegetables, now we visit a local supermarket and pick out the most ripe selections from the produce section.

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We don't pay much attention to the work that goes into growing and cultivating the produce we eventually place on our plates.

This lack of connection between us and our food is even more pronounced in our children. They have little to no idea what it takes to grow and care for crops.

That's why this season is the perfect opportunity to get outside with your family and share some time in the garden. If you don't have space for an actual garden, why not plant some seeds in individual pots and tend to them throughout the season?

There are countless plants that can be grown in small pots, from tomatoes to flowers.

Planting with our children teaches them so many vital ideas. It shows them the connection we have with nature and the world around us.

It teaches them the value of growing one's own food and being self-sufficient.

It instructs them in skills that will last them a lifetime. And it gives them an idea of the work that goes into growing the foods they eat every day.

Plus, the memories of cultivating crops with your children will undoubtedly be priceless.

So this spring and summer, get outside and start planting. Enjoy the weather, the outdoors and the family time. Take some time to take in the world around you with those you care about the most.

Who knows? You might even get some produce out of the deal and save yourself a trip to the grocery store.

Now that's a win-win scenario.

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