Not only is growing your own garden vegetables beneficial for the whole family but there is a world of education for your child. Emily is only 8 months old right now but by next summer she will be in the garden with me seeding and harvesting and learning about all the varieties of edible plants.
And as a side note, with all the abundant arugula that has been growing I have had to find other uses for it other than boring old salad. So I've been tossing it with oil, salt and pepper and placing a healthy portion on top of home made pizza. It's delicious!