Last week I was given a Greencademy grow box for my son. These kits, developed by sisters Jelena and Zeljana, let children grow their own vegetables and learn about nature in a playful and easy way. My four-year-old is now planting his first vegetable garden, doing all stages himself: adding water to the soil tablets in the provided coconut-fiber pots, sewing the organic radish and lettuce seeds into the soil before learning to be a bit patient! When, after five days, seeds finally sprouted from the earth, he was delighted. In the evening before going to bed, he reminds me how important it is to water his plants tomorrow, and continues to regularly check his garden, always amazed at how the greens grow bigger every day. Together we are looking forward to tasting our own vegetables from the small harvest – in three weeks according to the easy-to-follow instructions. These small boxes of greenery can currently be ordered directly from the Greencademy online shop. (Text: Sonia Lago / Photos: Rei Matsuoka)
Sonia Lago is Swiss with Spanish roots, and lives with her husband and child in Prenzlauer Berg. She is a self-employed Strategist.