Welcome to agricultural education fun with Soil³!
This blog is a resource for educators and parents who are looking for teaching ideas as part of their science or agricultural education curriculum . . . or just for fun with the family.
5 Tips for Teaching Children How To Garden
You don’t need a large area to teach gardening. In fact, it’s easier to maintain interest by starting small.
Choose High Interest Plants
Leafy plants grow rapidly and can be harvested more than once.
Cultivate Good Habits
Establishing regular watering and plant care schedules cultivates consistency in children.
Enjoying the Fruits of Their Labor
Children get firsthand experience of the food cycle when the plants they grew appear on their plate.
- Digging Into Soil: www.diggingintosoil.org
- Kids Gardening: www.kidsgardening.org
- School Garden Project: www.schoolgardenproject.org/resources/curriculum
- We Are Teachers: www.weareteachers.com
- Life Lab: www.lifelab.org
- Teacher Vision: www.teachervision.com/gardening
- Growing Minds: www.Growing-minds.org
- Soils 4 Kids: www.soils4kids.org
- Plant a Seed Day: www.plantaseedday.org
- Children and Nature: www.childrenandnature.org
- Bloom from Scholastic: www.scholastic.com/BLOOM/#bloom_interactives
- We are the Gardeners, by Joanna Gaines
- Beginner Gardening, Step By Step by DK
- Raised Bed Gardening, For Beginners by Tammy Wylie
- Gardening With Emma: Grow And Have Fun – A Kid-to-Kid Guide by Emma Biggs
- Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
- Botany in a Day Book and Game by Thomas J. Elpel
- Sunflower Houses by Sharon Lovejoy
- Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots by Sharon Lovejoy
- Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars by Sharon Lovejoy
- 50 Weekend Garden Projects by Nancy Bubel
- Gardening Projects for Kids by Jenny Hendy
These two packages are available for delivery and online ordering:
- Workshop Bundle: 1x BigYellowBag of compost + 50x 5-gallon Root Pouches
- Raised Garden Kit: 1x BigYellowBag of compost + 2x 100 gallon Root Pouches
Raised gardens are the solution if you don't have a place to grow veggies. Our Raised Garden Kit – normally $224.99 – is now $199.99 until March 31st.
These raised gardens are ready for the tomatoes that will be planted in April. The spirals are tomato stakes!
What will you grow with the kids in your life? Comment below, we'd love to hear your ideas!