Children in summer camp at Mountaintop Montessori School are learning how to go from garden to table this summer. The program is called Seed Camp, which stands for Summer of Ecological Experience and Discovery.
Campers learn how to grow and pick their own vegetables, clean and prepare them, and turn them into a meal. Counselors say all the while they're gaining an appreciation for working with the land.
"It makes them want to eat more veggies. They will eat things that their parents can't get them to eat. When they eat it straight off the plant, it teaches them health and nutrition, it teaches them gratitude and appreciation for all of the work that goes into growing a single fruit or vegetable," said Pat McCafferty, lead counselor.
Counselors say they hope campers will hold on to this appreciation for gardening and preparing their own meals into adulthood.