WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed August 29, 2012
Kentucky Program Aims to Help Children Grow Gardens
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture usually deals with bigger farmers but has joined with the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy to work with some younger potential growers. First lady Jane Beshear and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer have launched a program to show young people how they can plant their own gardens and grow food, even on a patio.
Comer says "A Kid's Guide to Gardening" also teaches the importance of learning the source of food.
Students from Kerrick Elementary School in Louisville attended the announcement, picking up their copies of the guides and receiving hands-on experience in harvesting and planting.
More information about the initiative, called "Ready, Set, Grow," is available along with the guide here.