A Guide to Garden Grazing: Nutritious Nibbling in Nature

Grazing in the garden offers youth opportunities to connect with plants through casual nibbling. Edible ornamental and wild plants can introduce youth to new cultures, offer lessons on plant biology and identification, and inspire enthusiasm for gardening. Garden grazing also encourages a deeper understanding of nutrition and healthy eating habits. All of the plants in this grazing guide are easy to grow in a garden, and some can be found by taking a stroll outside.

A 4H Youth Gardening Fact Sheet and NCSU Cooperative Extension publication.