Children's Gardening Books
Childrens gardening books
One of my favourite books about children and gardening is aimed at teachers rather than childen.
The book is Caroyl Nuttall's A Children’s Food Forest’ The book was published in 1996 and is based on a school garden project in Brisbane’s Seville Road State School.
Nuttall's work details the transformative curriculum Carolyn developed with her primary school students after initiating a food garden based on permaculture design principles. It includes support materials for teachers.
Unfortunately, this book is no longer in print, which is a shame as it is exactly what schools, teachers, students, parents and community members need today. Fortunately, I have a copy.
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Books about gardening with kids for adults and children.
There are a number of great gardening books for children of all ages and if you want to or are gardening with your child then you may want to take a look at a few.
Your public library is a fine place to get started. Visit with your family and take a look around, to help you select books that are appropriate for your child's age group talk with the staff. Be sure to include the young ones in the selection, perhaps, especially if they are already reading.
Garland's book looks at what makes Eddie's garden grow, the earth, rain, sun, andthe many small creatures who are necessary for a garden to be strong and healthy.
The book also shows you how to plant a garden just like Eddie's.
Felder Rushing's Dig, Plant, Grow: A Kid's Gardening Guide is another book I have suggested for parents over the past few years.
Rush's book has some great child gardening projects, for example,a bean teepee, stepping stones and information on how to create garden plant labels.
Dig, Plant, Grow explores the many natural lements that are part and parcel of successful gardening, such a s insects, flower parts, types of leaves and how they all affect the garden.
If your child is a reluctant reader but has shown an interest in gardening then perhaps you can encourage the child's interest in reading by introducing her or him to a book where gardening is featured and the child can enjoy reading about something that already holds interest.
Even if the child has not gardened before perhaps it is time to introduce her or him to the delights of gardening and allow the child to select or help select what to plant and make a tip to the library to seek out some good books.