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Gardening Projects for Kids

101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun

Cohen, Whitney

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Gardening Projects for Kids
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Many gardeners find that once they have children gardening goes the way of late-night dinner parties and Sunday morning sleep-ins. Raising kids and maintaining a garden can be a juggling act, leaving the family garden forgotten and neglected. But kids can make great gardening companions, and the benefits of including them are impossible to ignore. Gardening gets kids outdoors and away from television and video games, increases their connection to plants and animals, and helps build enthusiasm for fresh fruits and vegetables. Their involvement becomes the real harvest of a family garden. In The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids , Whitney Cohen and John Fisher draw on years of experience in the Life Lab Garden Classroom and gardening with their own children to teach parents how to integrate the garden into their family life, no matter its scope or scale. The book features simple, practical gardening advice, including how to design a play-friendly garden, ideas for fun-filled theme gardens, and how to cook and preserve the garden's bounty. 101 engaging, family-friendly garden activities are also featured, from making Crunch-n-Munch Vegetable Beds and Muddy Miniature Masterpieces to harvesting berries for Fresh Fruity Pops. This step-by-step guide to working side-by-side with kids will inspire all parents to grow their own little gardener and to get dirty, plant seeds, and enjoy the garden's delicious rewards.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1604692456
9781604692457
Branch Call Number: 635 C6788g 2012
Characteristics: 264 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Fisher, John 1970-

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Gardening is even more fun (and educational!) when you include the whole family. This book brings you 101 ideas for getting kids involved in the garden.

Kids make great gardening companions, and the benefits of including them are impossible to ignore. Gardening gets kids outdoors, increases their connection to plants and animals, and helps build enthusiasm for fresh fruits and vegetables. Their involvement becomes the real harvest of a family gar... Read More »


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A nice variety of ideas for kids. Great for teachers or parents who are looking for some ideas to get kids interested in gardening.

Aug 11, 2012
  • zetamama rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great projects and photos. Need to get it again next spring or summer.

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