It's not something she's inherited from me or my husband. However, both sets of grandparents grow their own vegetables and she regularly spends time with her more local Grandad helping to water his plants and watching Peter the Potato, Percy the Pea, Clive the Cucumber (and so on) grow big and strong.
It really is wonderful to see her so passionate about something. My husband and I thought we should nurture this and so
took 'borrowed' a fledgling cucumber and tomato plant from my father-in-law. We planted them into separate plastic tubs for Sophia to water and look after.
With this in mind, I was heartened to hear that our Prime Minister, David Cameron, is to hold a global nutrition event on Sunday, the last day of the London 2012 Olympics, when the eyes of the world will be upon us. It's a great stage on which to make a change and support countries to ensure widespread famine becomes a thing of the past.
You can add your voice too...and in a rather fun way. The organisation ONE has developed an Olympics themed 'Race Against Hunger' game; a light-hearted way to engage with people and get them playing something fun with a serious message at the end. Please do go and give it a try (although you may find it rather addictive!) and also take the time to sign the e-petition at the end. This e-petition will be taken to 10 Downing Street tomorrow (Friday) to show David Cameron and everyone else attending the nutrition event on Sunday just how important this issue is so please, please do take the time to sign.
If we all come together to talk in ONE voice, we can make a difference.