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Good To Grow-Gardening Tips For Kids

Levi Carlos
Plants for sale at the Flora Fest in the Chihuahua Desert Garden on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso on April 30, 2022.

On this weeks episode of Good To Grow Denise, Jan, and John talk about introducing kids to the garden and helpful ways to get them involved. In this show learn about different ways to get kids in the garden and ways to keep them interested in plants and all the different creatures that live in the garden. Jan offers some ideas for planting fruits and vegetables that are appealing to kids as well as ways to teach them the value of growing your own food. This episode originally aired on Saturday June 4, 2022.

Denise S. Rodriguez, County Administrator and Horticulture Extension Agent, is an El Paso native who earned her BS and MS in Horticulture at New Mexico State University. Denise previously worked at the AgriLife Research Center at El Paso where she was part of a research team focusing on determining the drought and salt tolerance of low water use plants in urban horticulture. She has tailored her home gardens to be kid friendly in hopes of inspiring her own children to engage in gardening.
John White is a co-host of Good To Grow on KTEP and a curator of the Chihuahua Desert Garden at the University of Texas at El Paso. John is a professional Horticulturist and earned his Masters of Science in Horticulture from New Mexico State University.