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To help celebrate National Garden Month 2006, we've invited our visitors to share their garden tales with us. We hope you'll find inspiration in their stories and appreciate the pride of your fellow gardeners.
My two oldest children (ages 11 and 7) are both overweight and have high cholesterol. Being concerned about the risks of these two conditions, we decided to be proactive. We went to a nutritionist and began looking at our eating habits. It became clear that we needed to add more fruits and vegetables to our diets. Leading a busy life, it is not always easy to get to the grocery store to keep fresh fruits and vegetables in the house, so I decided to grow our own so we would always have access to these healthy foods. My kids each got to decide what fruits and vegetables they liked and would like to have more of. We started with strawberries, raspberries, and watermelon. The kids helped plant the seeds, decide where the garden should be, and transplant the plants. Not only were they growing healthy foods, but working in the garden proved to be a form of exercise as well! We are all on the road to a healthier life!