Survival skills: Kit teaches kids about growing food

24 : 07 : 2013 Agriculture : Gardening Tools : Home Grown

New Zealand – A new toy kit helps children to understand the connection between agriculture and survival.

The 20-square centimetre Urban Survival Pack, made of acrylic and Sterling board, contains 12 cardboard tubes. The three largest tubes contain an emergency survival kit containing salt, a Swiss army knife, a whistle and other tools; a gardening pack consisting of a spade, rake and trowel; and an emergency shelter. The smaller tubes contain seeds to grow garden peas, lettuce and other vegetables. Those tubes can be filled with soil and used as pots.

‘The Urban Survival Pack aims to implement new behavioural habits from a young age,’ the New Zealand designer who created the kit, Ryan Romanes, told The Dieline. ‘The gardening pack not only teaches children about where their food comes from, it also gives them a sense of ownership, responsibility and, most importantly, entrepreneurship.’

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