“The years of early childhood are the time to prepare the soil” – Rachel Carson
These summer days, full of ripened fruits and vegetables in the farmers’ markets and grocery stores, have us thinking about planting our own garden. This is absolutely something you can do with your children!
Teach them the ground rules for exploring nature and gardening Take only things that won’t harm the environment Avoid picking wild flowers and breaking branches Respect Plan for your garden Will you plant things you can eat? Will you plant flowers to beautify? Consult with Drug and Poison Control about your plant choices How much sun will the area get? How close is the water source? Will the garden area be safe from the mainstream of play traffic? Limit the duration of the task Work with small groups Wear old clothing
Stop back on Monday to find out what gardening products we carry. Of course, if you’re really itching to pull out your shovel and soil, click here for more information.