The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids

The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids

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

Book - 2012
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"What better way to begin to explore the natural world than to experience the magic and beauty of a family garden." --Arden Bucklin-Sporer, author of How to Grow a School Garden

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.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781604692457
Characteristics: 264 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Fisher, John 1970-


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PimaLib_SheilaB May 15, 2018

This book from authors writing from Life Lab in Santa Cruz, California, focuses primarily on garden design. It encourages outdoor gardening activities for families to do together. It discusses insects and reptiles that can be found in a garden, and what to plant to attract pollinators. With pleasant colors, it reviews lots of fun ideas, such as how to make dolls from flowers, directions for making mosaic stepping stones, as well as leaf/flower candles. It also includes recipes in the back.
This book will keep families learning and gardening together through the warm months!

May 05, 2013

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

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


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