One of my favorite things as a child was helping my dad in an array of tasks. Whether it was cleaning the garage, organizing the tools, or building something – I was there. But the best task had to be helping with the garden.
We not only had a garden in our backyard but also on some land leased by his work. We planted everything from potatoes to onions to squash to corn.
Having those experiences as a child helped cultivate my interests and knowledge as an adult. I think the value of a garden goes deeper than just the plants itself. It may be cliche but it really does build character. Learning how to nurture something, watch it grow, feeding and watering are valuable lessons everyone can use in life. Not just the gardening aficionado.
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