As part of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Jamie has toured the world surveying children and has found that many struggle to identify fruit and vegetables and could not accurately answer questions about the source of various produce and how they are grown.
Other studies have found that it’s very important for children to be in touch with nature as it allows them to explore, broadens their imagination and have experiences they would otherwise not have.
With this research in mind, we decided to let our children get back to nature and a great place to start was our local community farm. The children got to touch fresh herbs such as rosemary, mint and oregano. They saw carrots, zucchini, cabbage, corn, strawberries, citrus, edible flowers and many other plants growing. They also learnt about composting and reducing waste. It was a lovely, peaceful morning enjoyed by all.