Children learn about organic gardening at West Virginia Botanic Garden

Monongalia and Preston

Children were able to learn about organic gardens Sunday afternoon at the Botanic Garden in Morgantown. 

The director of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, Katie Fallon, read her children’s book , ‘See the Farm!’ to children.

This was followed by a container gardening workshop led by a West Virginia Botanic Garden educator. 
Children were taught about different types of organisms and wildlife that thrive in organic gardens and farms. 

“I think it’s important to always remember that we and our food are parts of a healthy eco-system. We don’t exist outside of the system. We’re part of the system as well and what we put in our bodies we want to be healthy, because we want to be healthy and organic food is a great way to keep our ecosystem healthy,” said Katie Fallon. 

After decorating the containers, they were layered with rocks, soil , and a variety of organic plants. 

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