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Winter Articles and Activities

It's mid-winter and the kids are clamoring for things to do. Outdoor play is great, but here's a fun indoor planting activity to offer when the weather is lousy. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can devise some very...
It's August and blazing hot, and your kids may be more interested in the local swimming hole than they are in the garden. But in just a few weeks, autumn temperatures will bring relief and, for some folks, an end to the growing season. The...

Spring Articles and Activities

We all know we should eat more fruits and vegetables. It's estimated that as many as 90 percent of Americans don't eat the USDA's recommended number of servings of vegetables and fruits each day. One way to instill healthy eating habits at...
Compost pockets in the top layer of this lasagna bed await transplantsIt's not too late to grow a garden this summer. Here's a great idea for building a raised-bed garden that won't break your back and gets your kids interested in...
tomato hornwormThere's nothing more frustrating than working hard with your child or grandchild to build and plant a garden, only to have pests munch your prized plants before you can. Insect pests can ruin the party by devouring the...

Summer Articles and Activities

Secret hideaways, garden playrooms, and special structures are enticements for involving kids in the garden, and they can transform the garden into a fantasyland and refuge. All of these projects can involve and reward the whole family and...
It's mid-winter and the kids are clamoring for things to do. Outdoor play is great, but here's a fun indoor planting activity to offer when the weather is lousy. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can devise some very...
sensitive plantIn an age of iPods, video games, and all-too-realistic CGI movies, it may seem like a stretch to get kids excited about a simple green plant. But kids are intuitively fascinated by nature. There's a simple pleasure kids find...
We all know we should eat more fruits and vegetables. It's estimated that as many as 90 percent of Americans don't eat the USDA's recommended number of servings of vegetables and fruits each day. One way to instill healthy eating habits at...
Compost pockets in the top layer of this lasagna bed await transplantsIt's not too late to grow a garden this summer. Here's a great idea for building a raised-bed garden that won't break your back and gets your kids interested in...

Fall Articles and Activities

What better way to celebrate your child’s spring or summer birthday than with a garden party? Although fancy dresses and tea sandwiches may come to mind, kids love to run around outside, play games and get their hands into the dirt-- all...
Growing an edible family garden is a great way to get your kids excited about eating fresh fruits and vegetables. It also provides a terrific opportunity to give back to your community.
Courtesy of cool autumn temperatures, wilted leaves in our family pumpkin patch revealed several bright orange pumpkins-- an exciting site for my children who have been involved in their care since planting the seeds months ago.
A beautiful, double sunflower before it's begun to product seeds
For many children, the fall season is one of the most engaging outdoor times of the year. Don’t miss out! Be sure to get your children out of the house and involve them with nature this season.

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