Gardening With Children - Teaching Ideas and Resources for Projects

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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

  1. Start Small
    You don’t need a large area to teach gardening. In fact, it’s easier to maintain interest by starting small.

  2. Choose High Interest Plants
    Leafy plants grow rapidly and can be harvested more than once.

  3. Cultivate Good Habits
    Establishing regular watering and plant care schedules cultivates consistency in children.

  4. Enjoying the Fruits of Their Labor
    Children get firsthand experience of the food cycle when the plants they grew appear on their plate.

Nick Sagnella kids

Online Resources

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Book Resources

gardening with kids book photo

Soil³ Kits

These two packages are available for delivery and online ordering:

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!

raisedbeds

What will you grow with the kids in your life? Comment below, we'd love to hear your ideas!

Topics: Soil3, community and schools, Ag In The Bag