Dear Lincoln families,
“They didn’t have that when I was a kid,” is a common remark from parents when they notice the fruits of being a later generation. Every parent hopes their kids will have it better than they did. Unfortunately, climate change is not one of those fruits. Later generations will confront a climate quagmire that will take human ingenuity and common cause to solve. So far, we have only scratched at the ingenuity part. Hopefully, our kids will deliver on the cause. This is why I appreciate the simple, but lasting message of the Beach Cities Health District Garden Education program at Lincoln Elementary. Students learn and experience firsthand the importance of how the environment contributes to the harvest cycle and healthy food. In one of the lessons, students learn the importance of composting and reducing landfill waste. I wish we had this when I was a kid.