Joining KidsGardening!

2016blog_09262016

Rachel Carson said that, “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” Nowhere are the “wonders of the universe” more apparent to

Posted in Blog, KidsGardening   Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Safe Garden Watering

2016blog_09192016

There’s been a lot in the news lately about lead in drinking water and the danger it presents, especially to children. The lead contamination of Flint, Michigan’s drinking water horrified the country and has left many folks wondering about the

Posted in School Gardens   Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Pregnant Gardener: Setting the Stage for Healthy Sprouts

2016blog_09122016

Although the heat can be a little challenging, summer is a wonderful time to be pregnant, especially for a gardener! Growing a baby is much like growing a plant. Gardeners and soon-to-be mothers alike have the same goal: to nurture

Posted in Health & Nutrition   Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Learning “Math in the Garden”

2016Blog_09062016

One of the recommendations we try to emphasize when talking with school garden leaders is the importance of linking the garden program to existing teaching objectives. Sustaining a garden program becomes an incredible challenge when teachers view the time spent

Posted in Books & Curriculum   Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Power of the Story and Literature in the Garden

2016Blog_08292016

“Story is for a human as water is for a fish–all encompassing.…” Jonathan Gottschall The Literary Garden You can find a multitude of stories in any garden, but especially in those designed with beloved books in mind. Gwen Frostic once

Posted in Books & Curriculum, Guest Blog   Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Toddler-ing the Carrot’s Complexity

2016Blog_08222016

“What’s that?” is almost two-year-old Grayson’s favorite sentence. He’s in that precarious place of trying to pinpoint what makes something different and how items are related. I cannot remember this phase myself, but I’d imagine (based on his behavior) that

Posted in Blog, Toddlering in the Garden   Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,