The Importance of Gardening Education

It should be pretty obvious

No matter who you are or where you're from, it's always going to be important to learn how to grow your own food. I'd argue that it's important to know how to hunt, too, even if you're not a hunter and don't eat meat. In a survival situation, you may find yourself looking at rabbits and squirrels a whole new way. 

There's absolutely no reason why we have food shortages on this planet save for inequality; we have the capability of ensuring everyone has enough to eat. By teaching kids to grow their own food, not only do we give them the tools to create food in their own homes and yards, but we also foster an appreciation of the work that goes into ensuring food for the population. We are also securing our future; given that we live in a highly unstable world where we seem to constantly be on the brink of some disaster or another, it's more important than ever to ensure that basic life skills like these are taught alongside the STEM skills that are currently the primary focus of many an education.

Were you taught to garden your own food? Do you teach others? What do you think is the best way to go about it?

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