Nutrition BEST Gardening
Plant a Container Vegetable Garden — great for small spaces! Container gardens are perfect for balconies, patios, or places where you can't plant in the ground. You'll be amazed by how much you can grow in just a couple of pots!
Plant a Windowsill Herb Garden — one of the easiest ways to get started with growing things. Kids can pick out fragrant herbs, like cilantro, basil, mint, and thyme, and plant them in a small window box. Herbs are a great introduction to gardening — they're sturdy and don't need as much light or attention as many other plants, and you can keep them on a kitchen window to add fresh-picked flavor to meals!
Grow A Sunflower House — A fun and easy project for kids of all ages! Plant your own secret hideout with different varieties of sunflowers, then watch as birds, butterflies, and honeybees enjoy the blossoms.
Grow Your Best Fall Garden Vegetables — A great resource for planning and planting a cool-weather garden brimming with broccoli, kale, peas, carrots, and more!
Gardening Information and Resources
KidsGardening.org: Family Gardening — Activities, "how-to" projects, ideas, and more for gardening with children.
KidsGardening Parents' Primer — Learn how to make gardening fun for kids of all ages, spot learning opportunities, and turn your kids' questions into fun discoveries!
The National Gardening Association: How-To Videos — Learn about planting, pruning, pest management, and more with these informative free videos.
Peaceful Valley Farm Supply: Organic Gardening Resource Center — This local, organic-focused farm and garden supply has a wealth of informative videos, articles, and even recipes on their web site.
Square Foot Gardening — an easy, effective method to grow a garden just about anywhere! A "square foot" garden is especially good if you have poor soil or a small area in which to plant, and it is easy even for beginners.
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