This week I was lucky enough to be invited to my area’s local fun center for kids (skating rink, minitiature golf, go-carts and big playgrounds), “The Fun Spot,” to do a planting project with the kids: pots of basil seeds, and a simple lesson on after care. (Sunny window, frequent watering.) We used organic seeds and soil. Everybody seemed to have a lot of fun; I know I did. I’ve invited the kids to periodically post photos of their basil plants throughout the winter; here’s hoping they do!