Brant chatted on air with Jill Buck this weekend. What exactly is an oya?! Here are the details, in audio!
“The clay of the oya is porous, so it slowly waters your plants over time. Plant roots grow towards the water source and take only what they need and only when they need it. This is extremely efficient way to garden.” – Brant Cheetham
Here’s this link! The Growoya interview is the very first one on the episode, so just hit play:
At the National Children and Youth Garden Symposium this week, avid gardeners gathered to show children just how easy it is to grow your own food.
Dr. Marturano started her lecture by giving out necklaces to grow sprouts in overnight. This is her way of showing how fun and easy gardening at home can be. She says
“We’ve made children aware of how healthy eating is important for them but we haven’t really reached the point of changing their behavior,” she said, “but if they grow it themselves, they want to eat it themselves.”
Rick Sherman, a school garden coordinator for the Oregon department of education, was involved in the symposium because he sees the importance of setting up the next generation for success in nutrition and access to vegetables. “It’s our duty as adults to share with kids where food comes from,” he says.
We couldn’t agree more!