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Food Scrap Gardening Activity

You can regrow food from the grocery store!

Here’s what you need:

  1. Water
  2. Cutting board and knife (ask a grown-up for help!)
  3. Small bowl, cup, or dish
  4. Vegetables like: Celery, Carrot, Beets, scallion

Step 1: Cut your vegetables.

Ask a grown-up for help.
Use a knife to cut the top inch of a carrot or a beet, or the bottom 1-2 inches of scallion or celery. Like this:

Step 2: Put your vegetable scraps in water and near light.

Step 3: Observe your plant.

Observe your plants everyday and take notes on what you see! If the water evaporates from your dish, refill it.

Step 4: Eat your veggies!


Once they have regrown to be nice and tall and green, cut off the green part. Chop it up and add it to nearly any dish for a nice oniony flavor!


The orange part won’t regrow, but the tops will! Cut the greens and mix them into a salad, soup, or pesto.


The beetroot won’t grow back, but the greens will! Cut the greens off and saute them with garlic or add them to a soup.


The celery stalks will grow back. Cut them off and eat them as a snack or add them to soups and salads.