6 Tips for Gardening with Kids


| 3/22/2019 10:11:00 AM


 

Many (Little) Hands Make Light Work

Little gardener hands help A TON in my home gardens. Little hands help all over in the community and elementary school gardens I work with too. Often, adults are leery of letting kids into the gardens for fear that they will wreck something. Well, news flash: I wreck stuff all the time – and that’s exactly when I’m learning the most.

My mess ups might be of a different nature than a child’s but the chance to learn from them is the same.

PLEASE: Do not be afraid of your kids messing things up!

That is the perennial beauty of gardening; we always have another chance to do better! And thank goodness, nature has designed plants with amazing resilience. They are compartmentalized unlike humans, if part of them suffers, they can usually regenerate.



…but, there are a few guidelines to get in place before you let your kids loose in a garden, for their own safety as well as the plants.





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