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The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun by Whitney Cohen, John Fisher

The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun


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The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun by Whitney Cohen, John Fisher

Whitney Cohen and John Fisher draw on years of experience of engaging kids in every phase of gardening, from designing the space to preparing fresh food from the harvest. From their experience with their own kids in the garden and from that of other creative family gardeners, they share projects, activities and recipes for inspiring kids to develop a deep and lasting connection to gardens and the outside world - in a window box, a container on a rooftop, or a large garden. Whether you're playing leapfrog over pumpkins, harvesting a feast, cooking up a compost cake or pickling pears, you and your kids will cherish the memories you grow together in a family garden. For kids of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers Hands on, practical, creative garden advice Part of Timber's growing sub-list on children and gardening


Parents who rely on the authors child-inclusive approach to gardening will reap rewards that go far beyond the produce bin. Booklist This is a useful and inspirational guide to introduce children to the fun of growing and eating delicious fresh food. School Library Journal Offers pointers for designing family-friendly gardens, involving kids in the work of growing and encouraging them to eat the fruits of their labors. Akron Beacon Journal Cohen and Fisher will help your kids develop their green thumbs. The Sierra Club

Full of ideas and projects for plots (or patience levels) of any size. BookPage This hands-on approach makes school garden projects accessible, inexpensive, and sustainable. San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance A visual feast for the eyes and will inspire you to make room for a garden in your yard. Handbook of Nature Study blog Fun ideas for things to do with children. Philadelphia Inquirer This joyful book provides inspiration and instruction on doing just that. Rockland Courier-Gazette Children will be able to deeply connect to their space of green, no matter what size the garden is. ArtsAnts.com This book is full of fun, fresh ideas. Owl and Twine blog A great go-to source of fun for years to come. ABCs and GardenPeas.com

About the Author

Whitney Cohen is an author, environmental educator and a science teacher. John Fisher has worked as a garden-based educator for most of his adult life, sharing teachable moments in the garden with thousands of children and adults.

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Publication date

11th May 2012


Whitney Cohen, John Fisher

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Timber Press


264 pages





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