I dont think it's the "end of the world" if some preschoolers or kindergarten children get to see how a thing or two is planted (and, ideally) grows; but - really - I think there are so many other things that would be so much valuable to school kids (of all ages/stages). I don't think too much time should spent on, say, thinking a whole lot about vegetables. (I'm thinking of American schools here.)
People can learn to do/grow whatever they want to when they're not in school, but I don't think valuable and limited school time/resources should be spent on growing food.
I think there's a lot of knowledge in understanding how plants grow. It doesn't necessarily have to be just vegetables or it terms of plants to feed yourself. In fifth grade I learned a little about photosynthesis and how plants grow from seeds but I think it would create a different sort of thinking toward food waste and the destruction of the environment if kids understood how much work goes into growing a plant.
Yes. They should know how to do it. Not to prepare for any disaster, but just to learn about how it is done--to be educated. They might like it!
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