Roots Shoots Buckets Boots Gardening Together with Children
More than a gardening book, this is a treasury of creative tips that could very well plant a lifelong love of gardening in your child! Beautifully illustrated with the author's watercolors, this book has clear instructions on how to grow 12 appealing and whimsical theme gardens, including:. The book also includes creative garden-related activities and craft ideas -- from worm boxes to dream pillows -- as well as a chapter on the 20 best plants for children to grow.
ISBN 13: 9780761110569
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Recent surveys indicate that many urban children have no idea that milk comes from cows or that eggs come from chickens, much less any sense of the greater cycles of nature. In our disconnected era of merely virtual reality, Sharon Lovejoy has created a career out of as noble an activity as you can imagine teaching children to stay connected with the earth. Gardening painlessly teaches patience and foresight, encourages imagination, and demonstrates how the natural world works. Lovejoy is the author of two previous books on gardening with children, Sunflower Houses and Hollyhock Days. A talented watercolorist, she beautifully illustrates her own books. She writes clearly and with the casual authority of long-standing expertise. Each chapter offers a new round of discovery walks, activities, diagrams, and drawings.
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View Full Size Image. Plant a pumpkinseed with a child, and cultivate wonder. This simple act of reconnecting with children with nature is Sharon Lovejoy's purpose and joy and gift. Author of Sunflower Houses: Garden Discoveries for Children of All Ages and Hollyhock Days: Garden Adventures for the Young at Heart , Sharon Lovejoy is a nationally known garden writer whose books, television specials, and projects at her learning landscape in California have introduced thousands of children to the pleasures of gardening. Illustrated throughout by the author's own lyrical watercolors, each garden includes a plan, the planting recipe -- seeds, seedlings, and growing instructions spelled out step-by-step -- and activities. There's the Pizza Patch , a giant-size wheel garden planted in "slices" of tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, and basil. A Flowery Maze to get lost in.
Sharon Lovejoy is wonderful! We checked a stack of her books out from the library last year, in preparation for our garden that didn't survive our record heat. This year, I lucked into her book Sunflower Houses at our local botanical gardens. I really would love to see that one! I want to steal back the 'Toad Cottages' book I gave my MIL, or get myself a copy -- so many fun outdoorsy and easy crafty things to do! There's an activity on how to make an outdoor oven out of a pizza box in that one, I think that would fun to try out Hi, this is going to be the weirdest comment ever, but I just realized when I was 'over exclamation marking' as I worked on a post that I meant to tell you this today: Solar ovens from pizza boxes rock for making s'mores!