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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: JAGStorm
It's not just gardening that is neglected.
I'm amazed at how many of my daughters friends don't know how to cook or check the oil in a car or any other basic life function.
One of her friends had literally never seen an actual potato.
She has always eaten boxed ones.... Sad
Kids are sent to school for 12 years and then told they need 4 more years before they know anything.
It is interesting to see after the first year all of them, every single one talks about the struggle. People have a very romanticized view of farming and gardening.
to see gardening offered in all levels of school
originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: Bluntone22
YES! Exactly! When I go to the grocery store and buy anything remotely "exotic", you know like a bell pepper, I have to tell the cashier's what it is because most of them really don't know! Many kids have not seen vegetables in their whole form.
In years to come, we could lose one of the most important rooms in our homes. That's according to one of furniture giant Ikea's most senior Australian managers....
"In the future you may not need a kitchen because you can go to a communal area to cook and prepare your meals, or heat up your ready-made meal," she said.