“Gardens are good for schools because they teach children the skills for survival.” (S. Ncube, personal communication,2004) As an educationist my focus is on cultivating the necessary skills for children to enhance their development and encourage independence. To mold a child's mindset is solely dependent on how and what we expose them to. One of the skill I have advocated for is the survival skill. One of the way of nurturing the survival skill is through gardening. Gardening helps in:- Learning about gardens and nutrition to reinforce some areas of the school curriculum (e.g. science, environmental science, home economics). Nurturing positive attitudes towards the need to support farmers and agriculturalists. Raising healthy children as they understand the need to eat healthy. They learn how to cultivate, plant and care for plants thus developing gardening skills. They understand how plants grow and what is required. The children learn and understand the science behind plant development. Gardening as an activity is fun for the children hence bringing an aspect of learning to work as a team. Gardening activities raise awareness on how to care for the environment. Planting more trees within the school compound and at home. Food produced from the garden can be prepared for the children in the school offering a balanced diet to the learners. The children can be encouraged to sell their produce in order to make an income and support the gardening activities. This brings the aspect of teaching children how to manage their own resources. To bring together school, children, families and community in a common endeavor. The component of gardening can be one way of engaging children positively while at home by creating a garden for learning while. Let us get busy and set up a kitchen gardens whenever the opportunity arises and make money out of the venture. Happy gardening!