Sponsored by Seeds of Change
Many children do not understand about nor have a connection to the source of the food they consume each day. The orchards and farms in Orange County have dwindled just as family farms in America have been consolidated into food conglomerates. Additionally, recent technologies have changed the way children play and even how families dine. Play activity has moved from playgrounds to indoors and families spend more time dining out or using prepared foods.
Our Pretend City Farm allows children to reconnect with nature and to see how food is grown, harvested and prepared for family meals. Children get a direct experience with the origin of the foods they eat. As Pretend City farmers, children can harvest crops and observe the life cycle of a chicken while watching chickens grow and hatch in the incubator. They can even pick oranges and deliver them to market!