Nature for Kids Takes Root on Urban Farms

by Shahla Farzan & Chris Bowman / The Mindful Californian

It wasn’t so long ago that kids routinely showed up for dinner with dirt under their fingernails and muddy sneakers.

There were neighborhood creeks to explore, critters to collect and big trees to climb. But an increasingly urban California has left ever fewer undeveloped spaces for kids to enjoy in their everyday lives. This may explain the growing number of urban farms that now double as nature camps for young children.

Legacy writer Shahla Farzan reports on a day camp at an organic farm along the American River near Sacramento.

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