"A great go-to source of fun for years to come."
"Contains tons of unique gardening ideas…making this book a must-have."
"Offers pointers for designing family-friendly gardens, involving kids in the work of growing and encouraging them to eat the fruits of their labors.”
"This joyful book provides inspiration and instruction on doing just that."
Whitney Cohen is the education director at Life Lab, a nationally recognized organization that teaches people to care for themselves, each other, and the world through farm- and garden-based programs. Guided by her joy in being outdoors with children, she is the author of the award-winning Kids' Garden activity card set and a contributor to other garden-based learning activity guides. She presents hands-on garden education workshops to varied audiences, including schoolteachers, parents, college students, food service directors, and Master Gardeners across the country. Her expertise in gardening with children comes from years as an environmental educator, a middle school science teacher, a teacher trainer, and, most recently, a mother. Whitney and her husband, Tod, love nothing more than spending time outdoors with their son, Nation.
John Fisher has worked as a garden-based educator for most of his adult life, sharing teachable moments in the garden with thousands of children and adults. John designed and has maintained Life Lab’s one-acre Garden Classroom site, has contributed to a multitude of garden-based curricula, and has created videos and websites on garden-based learning, both at Life Lab and at the University of California Santa Cruz Farm. His first memorable gardening experience was as a child harvesting cucumbers and tomatoes in his grandfather’s garden. With his wife, Nadine, and four-year old son, Neli, John tends a small suburban garden plot of fifteen dwarf fruit trees, mixed berries, vegetable and cut flower gardens, and a small flock of friendly hens in Santa Cruz. Seeing his son searching for the ripest berries and feeding snails to their hens puts a smile on John’s face.
Needless to say that is why I am going to buy the book.
This is a project book that is colourful, has lots of pictures that will give you ideas of how to get your kids out in the fresh air and interested in a garden.
As a speech pathologist assistant, I use this book in therapy to encourage conversation, discourse and sequence abilities.
A plot of empty dirt lay fallow at my preschool site until a teacher here planted a few tomatoes. From there, came zucchini, carrots and now pumpkins. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anita Livingston
These projects will bring out the child in anyone. Though I bought the book to share with grandkids, on looking through it, I realized I was going to be learning along with them. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Brightpixie
So many fun ideas in this book and can be done with children of many ages. Many projects even adults would want to try!!Published 13 months ago by Erin L Shreve
I can not be more excited for this summer. I am looking forward to sharing many of these projects with my grand children. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Traceyjoan Bergeron
I've already used this book for a project, and recommended it to others, and am excited to actually get out in a garden with kids! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ryan Kincaid
Really neat book for kids. We saw great ideas to use in our own gardens. Can hardly wait for spring.Published 21 months ago by JAF