New app teaches kids about gardening

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A new electronic game from UNC-TV and North Carolina Cooperative Extension is designed to get kids interested in spending time outdoors growing their own fruits and vegetables.

Made for the iPhone and iPad, “Read-a-Roo’s Fabulous Edible Garden” allows kids to grow their own virtual gardens and, along the way, learn how to grow, harvest and cook a variety of real plants and vegetables.

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