The Value of Patience

artichokes growing in a self-watering container in the Learn & Grow test garden

In our ever-increasingly rapid-paced world, we have become accustomed to real-time results to many of our efforts and inquiries, which amounts to instant gratification. Surrounded by these experiences, it is easy for developing young children who are still processing the world according to intuition…

The Connections Between Our Two Areas of Expertise

For those of you who only know us for the Learn & Grow Educational SeriesSMĀ and its efforts to teach sustainable living concepts and methods, you might be interested to know that KPS4Parents, our non-profit organization, which owns the Learn & Grow Educational Series, has…

From Our Garden: Okra

Okra, known as Lady Fingers in some parts of the world, forms an elongated fruit from each flower. The flowers only last for a day or two and the fruits are ready to pick just a few days after that. Okra is most commonly…

New Self-Watering Container Garden Built in India

About a year ago, I encountered my friend, Avanish, on Facebook through mutual online friends in the organic gardening realm of the web. We both had a common interest in sustainable living and our online conversations started around Learn & Grow. At about that…

2016 Has Been Amazing – Let’s Make 2017 an Even Better Year to Learn & Grow

Operation Dwarf Banana

UPDATE: Since this article was originally posted, our dwarf banana tree has gotten approximately 3 feet/1 metre tall. Scroll to the bottom to see a more current image of it. Recently, I wrote about the recent developments in Venezuela and its current food shortage…

Growing Your Own Food is Independence

This last week has been a whirlwind of activity for KPS4Parents and its Learn & Grow Educational Series. While we were working with students and developing instructional content for children, the political and economic situation in Venezuela took an absolute turn for the worst….

Relocating a Self-Watering Bucket Container Garden

Our Learn & Grow Educational Series test garden was started in June 2013 as an experiment motivated by my personal curiosity about food, people’s relationships with it, their understandings about where food comes from, food education in our schools, the nutritional values of food…

The Science of Educating Wiggly Little Kids

In the summer of 2011, I was taking a class devoted to effective teaching practices and we had to review a journal article that related to one of the chapters in our text book. It was an academic assignment, but none of my grad…

A Quick Introduction

KPS4Parents is thrilled to provide its Learn & Grow Educational SeriesSM to parents, kids of all ages, educators, and involved community members to help bring food education into children’s lives and promote self-grown and cooperatively grown fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. Our content is…