On a similiar note, I really feel it is important to get your kids involved in gardening as soon as possible. I think it is important for them to realize where food actually comes from and to appreciate the fruits of their labor. I want them to grow up knowing that there is nothing "abnormal" or "uncool" about growing your own food. Same with chickens, my kids have grown up always having chickens. To my knowledge they have never eaten a store bought egg. Only those from our own flock. Even when we go camping or on vacation we bring our own eggs.
This post is linked up to Homesteading Barn Hop: