Engaging Kids / Sustaining Interest
Question: Our garden is a very special place for my kids. Any ideas on how to make a special, grand, or magical entrance to it using recycled or inexpensive materials?
My daughter loves to read and I thought it would be fun to choose a book as a garden theme. Do you have any suggestions?
Question: What are best types of sunflowers for kids to grow?
Question: We want to grow an alphabet garden, but we're worried about finding the right plants for each letter, especially X and Q. Can you help us?
Question: My children are fascinated by ladybugs. How can we attract them to the garden?
Question: I saw a pumpkin with some initials in the skin. How can I help my children do this?
Question: How should my children and I go about planning a backyard wildlife habitat?
Question: I would like to help plan a butterfly garden for my son's preschool, but I'm concerned about whether the plants will attract bees. Little children are very fearful of bees, and I wonder if a butterfly garden is a good choice for 3- to 5-year-olds.
Question: What should we look for when choosing pumpkins for carving?
Question: Do we really need a 3- foot-tall compost pile? It's taller than the kids! What will we do with all that compost?
Question: What do composting worms eat? How do we clean out the bin?
Question: Can you suggest some fun planting containers for my kids' garden?
Question: What are some different ways my kids and I can use the herbs we harvest?
Question: How do I organize students to dig in and amend the soil?
Question: How and why should we document our school garden?