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Time to hit the books or time to dig in?

During the flurry throughout my community that surrounds traditional back-to-school time and the collective change of focus in schedules and activities, I’m grateful for the blessings of being able to ask myself if it’s time to hit the books or to “dig in” to more hands-on learning. As the weather cools and time outside is even more pleasant, opportunities for this abound.

For example, knowledge of how food grows, lessons of science, nutrition and healthy eating habits, even gaining that sense of responsibility and accomplishment– these all constitute valuable information and important notions of self.

So, where to begin? Even the experienced gardener can appreciate a turnkey solution for home gardening beginners. I recommend the DOLE Garden kit. This affordable, hands-on learning resource can help you facilitate the year round planning and execution of your home vegetable garden.

Homeschool moms and dads will find that the DOLE Garden Kit has everything you need to get started on a path to success. Inside this handy kit, you’ll find 12 seed varieties, including broccoli, tomatoes, kale, carrots and more. Additionally, peat pots, trays, row markers, a garden journal with tips, nutrition information and recipes are all provided.

Before you know it, you’ll be growing and transferring this knowledge in nature’s classroom, as you and your family are enjoying healthful foods from your very own garden!

Order your Dole Garden Kit today! To learn more about the Dole Nutrition Institute visit www.dole.com/nutritioninstitute. You can also follow the Dole Nutrition Institute on Twitter, www.twitter.com/dolenutrition. Happy Gardening!

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