welcome to the organic green doctor blog

i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
please feel free to follow me along this path
i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Thursday, October 19, 2017

dear ms b-plant it theyll eat it

Image result for organicgreendoctor school garden
ms b
ive found that to be true

if you take a kid who doesnt like a certain food
tell them all about the food like a veggie
have them hold the seed in their hand
press a hole in the ground
plant the seed
cover it with compost or dirt
pat the dirt smooth
water it
care for it
watch it as it grows

usually when the time comes
they will pluck it from the ground
eat it

at the school garden where i volunteer
this cute little kiddo was helping me pull
up the weeds in the garden
she ran across a carrot that had been missed
by a previous class
she plucked it from the ground
we went over to the water hydrant
washed it off real good
she held onto the carrot with the green stalk
ate the whole thing

later she was all excited about finding that carrot
telling her mom all about it when she got home

thats why i like to garden with kids

now ms b
when we pick you up at the preschool near my garden
we always wander over to the garden

recently all these gourds and pumpkins are on display
they were grown in the garden for kids to see and enjoy
as we walk by you always have to stop and pet them
you have favorites
like the dark one with all the bumps on it
its off to see the four chickens
bock bocks as you call them
its over to my garden
where you water my garden
you always love to fill up the bird bath with water
sometimes while you are there
a bird will fly over to take a drink
sometimes a bee will
this day
the garden apprentice said
its ok to pull up one of those carrots from the kids garden
i had you pick one
pluck it out of the ground
wash it off in the bird bath
you wouldnt let go of that carrot
when we got home
you pulled up your step stool
turned on the water
youre good at that
washed it real good
you crunched and ate the whole carrot
well you tried to eat the green stalk but i stopped you
not sure if it was ok to eat or not

i told your mom about you eating that carrot
she said
she doesnt like carrots

she does now

the organicgreen doctor

No comments:

Post a Comment