Why a Children’s Garden?

  • Today’s children have less direct contact with nature, poorer nutrition and spend more time in front of a television or computer screen.
  • Gardening is a physical activity that can give them a reason to be outdoors and active.

Kentucky Children’s Garden Can:

  • Provide a place to learn with “hands-on” opportunities— and to have fun!
  • Help develop an understanding of the environment and a love and respect for the Earth.
  • Inspire kids, parents and teachers to learn about the importance of plants and how they affect the world.
  • Provide a safe place to experience nature and discover the cycles of life.
  • Provide motivation to try fresh fruits and vegetables, and other healthy foods to improve their attitudes and behaviors.
    About 16% of the nation’s youth are overweight.

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