Time to think differently, support school breakfast programs that nurture nature and its benefits
I love living in the core of this city. Petula Clark’s ode to downtown, “… where all the lights are bright,” guided me out of small-town Ontario and down the highway to the bright lights of London (they were bright compared to Strathroy!). And now Hamilton for about the past 20 years.
By contrast, when I was a kid I spent a lot of time at my aunt and uncle’s farm and loved it. I loved it enough to tell my aunt that I’d like to be a farmer when I grow up. She told me that to do that I’d have to marry one. I knew she meant a male farmer, and I already knew in my heart of hearts that wasn’t going to happen, so I left that dream alone.
Planting, harvesting, baling hay, working hard and getting dirty and then washing up for wonderful, well-deserved meals was great. It’s an experience I’m so glad I had, and now I’m happy to see that kids in Hamilton are going to have expanded opportunities to get their hands dirty and build relationships with local farmers and food.
Article source: The Hamilton Spectator
Image source: Tastebuds, Hamilton’s Student Nutrition Collaborative