“Cohen and Fisher will help your kids develop their green thumbs.”
"Full of ideas and projects for plots (or patience levels) of any size."
"Parents who rely on the authors' child-inclusive approach to gardening will reap rewards that go far beyond the produce bin."
"Offers fun ideas for things to do with children."
(San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance
"This hands-on approach makes school garden projects accessible, inexpensive, and sustainable."
(School Library Journal
"Useful and inspirational guide to introduce children to the fun of growing and eating delicious fresh food.”
(ABCs and Garden Peas.com
"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.”
(The Courier Gazette
"This joyful book provides inspiration and instruction on doing just that."
About the Author
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.