Congratulations to George Ball, Chairman of Burpee, for his op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, which argues that vegetable gardens are an answer to childhood obesity.
Absolutely right! Vegetable gardens have the power to change children's diets by making vegetables fascinating.
My experience with the Lake Avenue Elementary School Garden Club suggests that even better than having the parents garden is letting the kids plant, harvest, and cook the vegetables themselves.
When kids are this involved, they will eat even the most unfamiliar greens eagerly.