From seed to stalk to flower

Intergenerational Garden teaches how food reaches our plate

Editor, The News:

Re: Seniors garden with Eric Langton kindergartners (The News, May 24).

I heartily applaud the effort being made to introduce children to the gardening process.

How wonderful it is to watch as a seed becomes a stalk, then a flower and finally bears fruit (in this case, vegetables).

This is the best learning experience for any child. I have always advocated the use of land, which, by any other definition, is stagnant, for such projects. Examples that come to mind are transit right-of-ways (under SkyTrain, in some areas), B.C. Hydro right-of-ways, of which there is plenty.

There must be a good reason Bill Gates and his friends built the Svalbard Seed Vault, buried deep into the Arctic Archipelago, above Norway.

With his seeds and our children growing up knowing the value of fresh vegetables and how to make them grow, there may be hope for civilization.

Mike Boileau

Maple Ridge

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