It's too bad kids these days don't take on things like this. A little help in the dirt, and bring some fresh food home for mom and pops to cook. When I was 10 I had my own garden, a small plot about the size of a decent backyard swimming pool that my dad helped me prepare, I grew tomatos, broccoli, cauliflower, string beans, bell peppers, lettuce, and carrots. As a little time went on, I learned a little maintenence everyday made for shorter time spent tending to the garden. Might also talk to a few cub and boyscout leaders, those kids are always needing some sort of community project for badges.