"Research shows that only “Only 1 in 3 children has ever planted or cared for a garden” according to Nature Play SA (www.natureplaysa.org.au), showing an astounding disconnect between the current generation of children and what is one of the most important life skills. Research also shows that “The average Australian child has 5 hours a day of screen time yet only 2 hours a day of green time”, even though countless
studies tell us that time outside makes children healthier,
happier, more focused, more creative, more generous and, of course, better environmental stewards. I strongly believe creating a backyard where children can enjoy free play, connect with nature and learn to grow some of their own food is sowing a seed for their future health, wellbeing and happiness, and the future health of the planet."