My daughter stood in front of the cupboard the other day and said “Mum there’s no food!”. Sound familiar? So I turned to her and said, that’s because food doesn’t come from the cupboard, food is grown. Now, in a perfect world, she would have replied “of course it is mum” and set off down to the veggie patch to pick a basket of strawberries. Yeah right, that only happens in the movies!

The reality is, we live in a society that delivers food in a much different way than our ancestors ever thought possible. What we can do as parents, educators, teachers, bottom wipers (that one for the mums with kids under 2), is to help our kids make informed choices as they grow up. It’s not realistic to assume we can convert kids to be organic, wholefood, non-sugar activists, but we can help them understand how awesome homegrown produce really is. We can also teach them how to balance inside time with outside time.


What is Family Garden Life?

For those who don’t know me, I’m Becky. I’m a mum of 2 kids aged 5 and 7. I’m a wife, a home gardener, a garden cook, and the founder of Family Garden Life.

Family Garden Life is an information hub for all things family gardening, homegrown produce, garden kitchen recipes, and garden fun for the kids. It is a place for parents who see the value in being outside in the garden with their family, having fun, learning and growing together.

You might have green thumbs or black thumbs, it doesn’t matter. It’s about what happens next that will change your family life for the better.

Growing Memories - Bella picking tomatoes Growing memories - Bella with basket of homegrown veggies.