Thirteen-year-old Emma Biggs is passionate about gardening and eager to share her passion with other kids! Gardening with Emma is a kid-to-kid guide to growing healthy food and raising the coolest, most awesome plants while making sure there’s plenty of fun. With plants that tickle and make noise, tips for how to grow a flower stand garden, and suggestions for veggies from tiny to colossal, Emma offers a range of original, practical, and entertaining advice and inspiration. She provides lots of useful know-how about soil, sowing, and caring for a garden throughout the seasons, along with ways to make play spaces among the plants. Lively photography and Emma’s own writing (with some help from her gardening dad, Steve) capture the authentic creativity of a kid who loves to be outdoors, digging in the dirt. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
Dig in, explore the garden and have fun indoors and out! Fifty easy-to-follow activity cards in 5 engaging categories invite children to learn not just the basics of gardening, but also new ways of looking at nature. Updated and expanded edition.
A lively, practical and fun guide to gardening, full of activities for kids and adults to enjoy together. Activities cater for both small and large outdoor spaces, from growing herbs and flowers in pots, through to planting trees in a big backyard. There are also simple craft ideas and recipes using produce fresh from the garden, plus information about plants and garden animals.
Gardening with Kids is packed with fun and interesting projects for both boys and girls. There are appealing ideas for growing flowers, fruit, and vegetables from seed or bulb as well as a multitude of fun garden-related crafts that kids will love, including decorating plant pots, making a bird bath or a nesting box, and pressing flowers. Just follow the simple instructions and step-by-step photography, and you can't go wrong.
A refreshing source of ideas to help children learn how to grow their own garden encourages families to enjoy nature and features 52 creative plant-related activities set into weekly lessons. Original.
“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.
Bursting with fun ideas for getting—and keeping—kids interested in the outdoors, this title offers projects in which children play an active role in gardening, along with insightful tips for making a family garden educational and exciting. Along with guidelines for safety in the garden, ideas for maintaining a child’s attention span throughout the sometimes slow gardening process are also included. Illustrated, step-by-step projects range from creative ways to plant and making scarecrows, to creating wormeries and tile mosaics. Indoor projects for rainy days are also included, as well as a plant directory identifying child-friendly plants, chosen for their speedy growth, enticing smell, cost effectiveness, and ease of handling.
All New Square Foot Gardening 3rd Edition Fully Updated
In All New Square Food Gardening, 3rd Edition, the best-selling gardening book in North America is re-launched and updated for the next generation of gardeners and beyond. Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners grow more fresh produce in less space and with less work. Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today's changing resources, needs, and challenges. With over 150 new photos and illustrations, this new edition makes it easier than ever to achieve nearly-foolproof results in virtually any situation: 100% of the produce; 20% of the water; 5% of the work. Perfect for experienced Square-Foot-Gardeners or beginners, the original method created by Mel has not changed in any significant way with this new 3rd edition of All New Square Foot Gardening. It remains: build a box; fill it with Mel's Mix; add a grid. But along with the classic steps, you will find some interesting and compelling new information, such as: Adding trellises and archways Substituting with new materials Adding automatic watering systems "Thinking Outside the Box" with creative configurations and shapes Square Foot Gardening in dense urban areas with little or no yard Square Foot Gardening with kids Crop protection Don't wait another season to try Mel's brilliant approach to gardening! We're sure it will work for you and you won't look back.