I recently read through old gardening columns and ran onto one about my son, who was nine at the time, and how we had gardened together since he was a toddler. It brought back fond memories. And when he and his siblings call to ask gardening questions now, it makes me smile, because I know that we are sharing life experiences again, even though none of our children live close to us.
I think of gardening as a life-long hobby. Teach a child to garden today and you have hooked him for life in a worthwhile endeavor.