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5 Gardening Lessons for Kids

Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, garden, children, protection, greenliving )

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Whether you're a homeschool parent looking for lessons or a nature enthusiast looking to share your passion, gardening can provide a hands on approach for a variety of lessons.

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Sue Matheson (79)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 8:26 am

Sara P (54)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 10:03 am
Thanks Cher

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 1:18 pm
Thank you. My only regret is this firm for weedkiller does not exists in the U.K.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 2:50 pm
Child's play

Terry H (15)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 3:28 pm
Nice little article :)

Anne F (17)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 4:10 pm
Easy places to start - name the plants in your house and yard and park - learn to name the trees (and their cones); Observe the parts of plants; Watch plants develop and change - this is where an edible garden is such fun!

Kamia T (89)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 4:33 pm
Wherever you're walking, notice the changes in the plants along the way. Take your child outside with you whenever you're gardening. They love to help when they're little, if you don't get too rabid about "right" and "wrong" with them.

Krista Slavin (195)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 4:57 pm
My kids have been gardening with me sense they could toddle. Started them with green bean plants in pots. They like to help pick out plants at the nursery, too. Also, taught them about the birds and the bees =] Hopefully, when my boys are older, they will still be interested in gardening and nature.

Debra G (0)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 5:50 pm
Grandkiddos (3 y.o.) just presented me with arugula and radishes from their garden and said they are going to make me a salad. I asked where the tomatoes were and they very seriously informed me that they were still flowers and the bees would turn them into tomatoes next week. :-)

Edgar Zuim (47)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 6:08 pm
Great article. We are responsible for teaching our children the beauties of nature.

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 9:26 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 20, 2014, 5:25 am
Cultivate it from the young

Justin M (2)
Friday June 20, 2014, 12:15 pm

Birgit W (160)
Friday June 20, 2014, 2:31 pm
Parents have to introduce their children to gardening and nature. Thanks for sharing.

Danuta W (1250)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 1:48 am

Graziella Veri (0)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 6:14 am
Liked,noted and shared.

Lloyd H (46)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 10:39 pm
A great idea but I have to object to the link to "Safer Brand" organic pesticides. The "Safer" is a trademarked name not a guarantee of safety. The brand likes to tout Neem oil products are not safe around children, as they can cause seizures, coma, liver and brain damage, and even death when ingested. These problems are particularly noted in India where Neem is popular and in common usage. And low level ingestion by female mice and rats reduces fertility by lowering estrogen and progesterone levels and interfering with egg maturation. And you have to remember that pyrethrins are toxic to cats and fish but not dogs and adult humans. And there are studies that show the Chrysanthemum based insecticides have a similar effect to lead on young children and the unborn. Just saying that "Natural" and "Organic" do not mean safe in and of themselves your have to do diligent research that includes sources other than the seller or those with an agenda.

Sandra Penna (135)
Sunday June 22, 2014, 4:50 am
thank you.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Monday June 23, 2014, 1:06 am
TY Cher.
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