How to get kids to eat their vegetables: Kyrstie Barcak - A Fresh Legacy
Dinner time rolls around and yet again you are locked horns with your kids, battling to get them to even TRY their broccoli.
What if I told you that Kyrstie Barcak has the solution for you? And it isn't bribery.
It's getting your kids involved with growing their food.
Personally I have always loved the idea of growing my own food, but as a self-confessed black thumb with little spare time, I was hesitant. But Kyrstie's book, "Grown Just One Thing" makes the task less daunting.
It is what it says, a guide to get you stated into growing your own food, but growing just one thing. You can listen to our conversation here.
What are the easiest vegetables to grow?
Kyrstie says to go slow and get your confidence up with things like herbs and kale. Apparently rosemary, thyme and kale are pretty darn hard to kill. Curious on how to get started? Then you can download Kyrstie's Seasonal Planting Guide here.
Best activities to keep kids busy.
Running around the garden chasing butterflies, checking on your carrots to see how they are going, having a garden is a wondrous and magical activity for children.
How to turn your hobby into a business.
When Kyrstie was made redundant, pregnant with her first son, she started to think about food and how to give her children the best start in life. This lead to a love of gardening which she has now turned into a thriving business.
I believe that it is so important to know where our food comes from and experienceing teh joy of growing just one thing of your own. I am so excited to have Kyrstie taking us on a tour of The Pop Up Patch in Melbourne CBD on Friday 12th of August as part of my I want to be a Cosmopolitan Hippy 3 day retreat. Included will be copy of Kyrstie's book, Grow Just One Thing.
Want to get your hands dirty before the retreat weekend? Check Kyrstie out.