The young gardeners, with help from parents and Head Start staff, have put in beans, broccoli, carrots, kale, lettuce, potatoes and tomatoes at the Crestmont community garden, where several local organizations have plots.
The produce from the gardens will be sent home to families and used in classes as part of the preschoolers’ nutrition education.
Not surprising, perhaps, is that one of the kids’ favorite parts of gardening so far is pulling out giant worms from the compost pile that’s been built from leftover scraps of Head Start meals and snacks.
“The kids love kale,” Parent Involvement Coordinator Bethany Terry said. “They request kale every day.”