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Market Day in the Children’s Garden

The Children's Garden was filled with handmade items and tasty, locavore treats —mint lemonade, fresh lassis, homemade salsas, chutneys, pickles, and more—on Friday. All were made by Seeds and City Farmers participants, who harvested ingredients right from the garden and took turns as buyers and sellers for Market Day. This Children's Garden tradition helps kids learn about gardening and farming from an economic perspective. All transactions were in Market Bucks, and sellers were able to spend their earnings in their fellow gardeners' stalls. Participants had also spent previous classes developing recipes and planning how to market their wares using handcrafted signs and old-fashioned, in-person salesmanship. Check out the pictures of their impressive work!

Sarah Schmidt is a former editor of BBG's digital editorial content and the Guides for a Greener Planet handbook series.

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