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The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids Book Review

By Angela Youngman Oct 29, 2012, 22:03 GMT

The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids  Book Review

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 ...more

Usually I wince when I see yet another book offering gardening projects for kids but this time I was pleasantly surprised.  The authors have come up with some unusual and different projects, rather than just the usual painting a flowerpot and how to plant some seeds. 

Ever considered making a compost cake? What about weaving lavender wands, or harvesting a six plant burrito?  

Over 100 different activities are included in the book. No matter what the season, a suitable project  can be identified.  Inspiring, with lots of ideas; this is an indispensable book for anyone with children or caring for children. 

Getting kids involved in the garden will be much easier if you follow some of the activities; and ultimately improve their knowledge of the world around them.  It all helps make childhood fun for everyone



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