MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Young Cultivator Merit Badges

Garden Gate

4. Green Thumb Kids

Beginner Level

  • Try a fruit or vegetable that you would not normally eat. Talk with your mentoring Sister about why you do or don’t like it.
  • Identify your favorite fruit or vegetable.

Intermediate Level

  • Visit a local u-pick farm or a farmers’ market. Look for your favorite fruit or vegetable. Discuss why it is or isn’t there and why the organic version is better for you.

Expert Level

  • Plant your favorite fruit or vegetable in a garden or in a container (strawberries, peas, and spinach are all easy to grow).
  • Learn how to take care of your plant organically. Your reward? Yummy, healthy vegetables!

July, 2011 Edition