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Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots

Gardening Together with Children

By Sharon Lovejoy

Pizza Patches & Bean Tunnels: Kids' Garden Projects to Cultivate Wonder

Here are 12 spirited, easy-to-implement ideas for theme gardens that parents and kids can grow together, connecting children to nature through gardening. Each project includes a plan and the planting recipe--as well as a "Discovery Walk," activities and crafts to make with what you grow. And each is illustrated with author Sharon Lovejoy's lyrical watercolors.

There's the Pizza Patch, a giant-size wheel garden planted in "slices" of tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, and basil. A Flowery Maze to get lost in. A Moon Garden of night-blooming flowers, including a moonflower tent. And Mother Nature's Medicine Chest.

Discovery Walks teach kids how the gardens work, and a chapter on gardening basics includes a child-friendly 10-Minute Plan for planting and maintenance, plus a list of the top 20 plants guaranteed to make gardeners out of kids.

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“Sure to make kids want to get into the garden.”

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“Sure to make kids want to get into the garden.”
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Product Details
Age range
4 - 10
Grade range
P - 5
Categories
Number of pages
176
Publication date
May 01, 1999
ISBN
9780761110569