Learn Together: Â• Gardening Basics Â• Science and Math Â• Water Conservation Â• Self-sufficiency Â• Healthy Eating
Author: Mel Bartholomew
Provides information about setting up a square foot garden with children and using the experience to teach young learners about such topics as gardening, math, water conservation, and nature appreciation.
A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work
Author: Mel Bartholomew
A new edition of the classic gardening handbook details a simple yet highly effective gardening system, based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares, that produces big yields with less space and with less work than with conventional row gardens. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.
A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers
Author: Arden Bucklin-Sporer,Rachel Pringle
Publisher: Timber Press
“A school garden is a tremendously valuable tool to help young people turn book knowledge into real experience. This book is a must-have resource for anyone considering embarking on a youth gardening adventure.” —Mike Metallo, President, National Gardening Association In this groundbreaking resource, two school garden pioneers offer parents, teachers, and school administrators everything they need to know to build school gardens and to develop the programs that support them. Today both schools and parents have a unique opportunity—and an increasing responsibility—to cultivate an awareness of our finite resources, to reinforce values of environmental stewardship, to help students understand concepts of nutrition and health, and to connect children to the natural world. What better way to do this than by engaging young people, their families, and teachers in the wondrous outdoor classroom that is their very own school garden? It's all here: developing the concept, planning, fund-raising, organizing, designing the space, preparing the site, working with parents and schools, teaching in the garden, planting, harvesting, and even cooking, with kid-friendly recipes and year-round activities. Packed with strategies, to-do lists, sample letters, detailed lesson plans, and tricks of the trade from decades of experience developing school garden programs for grades K–8, this hands-on approach will make school garden projects accessible, inexpensive, and sustainable.
Fantastic Ideas for Making Things, Growing Plants and Flowers and Attracting Wildlife, with 60 Practical Projects and 175 Photographs
Author: Jenny Hendy
Publisher: Anness Pub Limited
A book that includes planting and gardening ideas to suit children from the ages of 5 to 12 offers an introduction that equips young readers with everything they need to know about plants, soil and tools. Original.
52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden
Author: Renata Fossen Brown
Publisher: Quarry Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A refreshing source of ideas to help your children learn to grow their own patch of earth, Gardening Lab for Kids encourages children to get outside and enjoy nature. This fun and creative book features 52 plant-related activities set into weekly lessons, beginning with learning to read maps to find your heat zone, moving through seeds, soil, composting, and then creating garden art and appreciating your natural surroundings.DIV /divDIVAuthor Renata Fossen Brown guides your family through fun opportunities learning about botany, ecology, the seasons, food, patience, insects, eating, and cooking. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on outdoor experiences. The lessons in this book are open-ended to be explored over and over–with different results each time! Garden Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new gardeners. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises./divSo, slip on your muddy clothes, and get out and grow!
Author: Mel Bartholomew
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Category: Square foot gardening
Adapted from the 2-million-copy U.S. bestseller All New Square Foot Gardening, this new edition brings the proven principles, easy system and guaranteed outcomes to British gardeners. Thoroughly redesigned and converted to the metric system, plant selections have been adjusted for British and Northern European climates and growing seasons. The language has been Anglicized to communicate in a precise and natural way with British gardeners, while still retaining the inspirational 'can-do' attitude that has made Mel Bartholomew such a gardening phenomenon in his home country. Particularly suited for beginners, or those with poor soil, this is the perfect system for getting huge yields in a small space.
Author: Catherine Woram,Martyn Cox
Category: Children's gardens
Packed with fun and interesting projects for girls and boys. There are appealing ideas for growing flowers, fruit and vegetables from seed or bulb as well as garden-related crafts such as decorating plant pots, making a bird bath and pressing flowers. Just follow the simple step-by-step instructions, and you can't go wrong!
101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun
Author: Whitney Cohen,John Fisher
Publisher: Timber Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
“What better way to begin to explore the natural world than to experience the magic and beauty of a family garden.” —Arden Bucklin-Sporer, author of How to Grow a School Garden Many gardeners find that once they have children gardening goes the way of late-night dinner parties and Sunday morning sleep-ins. Raising kids and maintaining a garden can be a juggling act, leaving the family garden forgotten and neglected. But kids can make great gardening companions, and the benefits of including them are impossible to ignore. Gardening gets kids outdoors and away from television and video games, increases their connection to plants and animals, and helps build enthusiasm for fresh fruits and vegetables. Their involvement becomes the real harvest of a family garden. In The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids, Whitney Cohen and John Fisher draw on years of experience in the Life Lab Garden Classroom and gardening with their own children to teach parents how to integrate the garden into their family life, no matter its scope or scale. The book features simple, practical gardening advice, including how to design a play-friendly garden, ideas for fun-filled theme gardens, and how to cook and preserve the garden's bounty. 101 engaging, family-friendly garden activities are also featured, from making Crunch-n-Munch Vegetable Beds and Muddy Miniature Masterpieces to harvesting berries for Fresh Fruity Pops.
Homegrown Produce Ranked by Value
Author: Mel Bartholomew
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Calculate the return on investment for your vegetable garden and get the most bang for your gardening bucks! Get the most return on investment from your garden by calculating which vegetables, fruits, and herbs give the highest payback. To make the selection process of what to grow easy, Mel Bartholomew--author of the best-selling Square Foot Gardening--has a new book to maximize your garden's ROI. High-Value Veggies is an easy-to-use reference book helping gardeners choose edibles that make the most financial and spatial sense. Explore the thought processes and math behind growing vegetables and herbs in order to craft the best plan for your produce. Maximizing your garden's yield is no simple task. Consider the tomato; most people think it's a safe bet for a high-yield return - but which variety? Heirloom tomatoes typically cost $5 or more a pound at farmers' markets. You can beat that price by growing Cherokee Purples from seed at a net cost of only 80 cents per pound. If you plant purchased seedlings, the cost will go up to about $1 a pound--and that's including the cost of water and fertilizer. High-Value Veggies makes this cost evaluation for each vegetable easy. Whether you're interested in growing tomatoes, pumpkins, cabbage, corn, or anything else, it's wise to consider the invisible dollar signs sown along the way. The relative ROI for each veggie in High-Value Veggies is calculated based on dollar value generated for each square foot planted. You don't need to be a math whiz to plan your next vegetable garden. Bartholomew has done the math for you, and he has cost-effective answers.
DIY Tests, Gadgets, and Techniques That Utilize Microbiology, Mathematics, and Ecology to Exponentially Maximize the Yield of Your Garden
Author: Christy Wilhelmi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Geek out with Mother Nature! There is much more to gardening than what you've learned in school. With Gardening for Geeks, you'll examine your ecosystem and discover how you can create the right environment for your plants. From analyzing meteorological patterns in order to plan productive beds to experimenting with the carbon and nitrogen levels in your soil, this book will teach you all about the developments and chemical reactions that occur at each phase of growth and how you can alter your planting techniques to construct the most thriving, productive garden possible. Each chapter also utilizes a wide range of inexpensive tests, gadgets, and methods that you can use to help evaluate, monitor, and enhance your plot. Complete with troubleshooting solutions and useful charts and graphs, Gardening for Geeks has everything you need to establish a beautiful and sustainable vegetable patch--one microclimate at a time!
Hands-on Activities in Math, Science, Literacy, and Art
Author: Cathy James
Publisher: Roost Books
James offers a whole year of outdoor play and learning ideas, using garden-based activities to promote science and math, reading and writing, and arts and crafts.
Gardening Together with Children
Author: Sharon Lovejoy
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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. In her newest book, Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots, she presents 12 spirited, easy-to-implement ideas for theme gardens that parents and kids can grow together. 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. A Moon Garden of night-blooming flowers, including a moonflower tent. And Mother Nature's Medicine Chest. Discovery Walks teach kids how the gardens work, and a chapter on gardening basics includes a child-friendly 10-Minute Plan for planting and maintenance, plus a list of the top 20 plants guaranteed to make gardeners out of kids.
How to Best Grow Vegetables, Flowers, and Other Outdoor Plants
Author: Authors of Cool Springs Press
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Gardening Complete is the most up-to-date and complete guide to gardening for homeowners. Inside, eight of North America’s top gardening experts—and Cool Springs Press authors—present 19 subjects of critical interest to anyone who wants to learn or broaden gardening skills. Whether your main interest is in designing landscapes and gardens, ornamental gardening to make your yard more attractive, or gardening to provide nutritious edibles for the family table, this book will become your definitive source of information. It is intended for serious beginning to intermediate gardeners, but even veteran gardeners will be intrigued by what these experts have to say about core gardening skills and common horticultural subjects. Gardening Complete is a practical book that demonstrates how to accomplish the routine activities of gardening, including: planning and planting your garden, essential care for the garden during the growing season, dealing with pests and diseases, and harvesting fruits and vegetables. While many gardening books focus on regional plant species or devote large sections to some form of plant catalog, this book is different. Gardening Complete serves not only as a self-contained manual for gardening skills and information in all regions, but also as a sampler that may help you determine where to focus your gardening hobby in the future or even help you identify authors you’d like to explore further. Each of the eight authors has an impressively broad background in publishing and lecturing on gardening, and you may discover a new favorite writer in these pages. We haven’t just allowed these authorities to express their individual views—we’ve encouraged them to do so. As is true in a healthy garden, we’ve aimed at diversity for this book. This book is not an organic gardening book per se, but if you have any previous familiarity with Cool Springs Press or any of these authors, you will know that we tend to take a low-impact approach to gardening. Thus, our authors generally offer advice that is gentle to the soil, to the environment, and to beneficial insects and animals. Success in your yard and garden awaits you with the help of Gardening Complete. Our authros are among the most passionate gardeners you will ever meet, and they have helped thousands of home gardeners just like you.
How to be a great gardener
Author: Chris Collins,Leendertz Lia
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
Grow Your Own for Kids! shows budding gardeners how to grow the tastiest and best fruit and vegetables alongside some of their favorite owers. As the desire for outside living, fresh food and healthy activity continues to build, this inspiring book can be enjoyed by children alongside parents, grandparents and friends of all ages. Thirty easy-to-follow step-by-step projects show how to sow and grow key vegetables including tomatoes, eggplants and pumpkins, child-friendly fruits such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, and other plants such as sun owers. Kids will also learn how to keep their plants healthy, how to encourage birds and insects into the garden, and how to make a scarecrow. In addition to providing invaluable advice so kids can grow their own fruit and vegetables, there is fun scientific information as well as simple recipes for using the produce they grow.
The Complete Guide To Vegetable Gardening For Beginners
Author: Nancy Ross
WANT TO LEARN HOW TO GROW AN AWESOME VEGETABLE GARDEN? Whether you want to learn the best vegetables to grow or learn how to keep your vegetables good all year round this book will help!!! Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn... • GETTING THE RIGHT TOOLS • HOME GARDENING • COMMUNITY GARDENING • STEPS TO STARTING YOUR GARDEN • THE BEST VEGETABLES TO GROW • KEEPING YOUR VEGETABLES GOOD ALL YEAR ROUND • THE BENEFITS OF GARDENING • MUCH, MUCH, MORE! • Here Is A Preview Of Some Of The Vegetables You Will Learn To Grow • CORN • GREEN BEANS • TOMATOES • PEAS • PEPPERS • MUCH, MUCH, MORE!
5 Books bundle on Growing Vegetables In Raised Beds & Containers
Author: James Paris
Publisher: Deanburn Publications
NOW IN PAPERBACK (Pictures In Black & White only, To Reduce Price On Print Version If you have wondered just what the advantages are of a raised bed gardening system, or how to build one. Or maybe you are looking for information on growing vegetables in containers? This gardening guidebook collection of five books in one; gives you all this and more at a great bargain bulk-buy price. Guidebooks Included In This Vegetable Gardening Collection: Book 1: Raised Bed Gardening - Ten Good Reasons For Growing Plants In A Raised Bed Garden If you have ever considered growing vegetables in a raised bed, but need convinced; then this is just the book for you. It includes ten compelling reasons for growing in a raised bed situation. Book 2: Raised Bed Gardening - Growing The Easy Way All about raised bed gardening including different types of construction methods, and details of materials needed to build a raised garden that is easy to maintain and service. Book 3: Raised Bed Gardening - Making The Most Of A Raised Bed How to get the most out of your raised bed gardening, including rotational planting, soil and growing conditions needed to get the best results. Book 4: Vegetable Container Gardening - Made Easy All about growing vegetables for minimal cost in containers of all shapes and sizes. The pitfalls to look out for and the containers best suited to the plants. Book 5: Tomato Container Gardening Top tips for growing and caring for tomatoes in containers to get the best out of your crop.
Author: Gloria Moranski
It's a special day and young Jeremy wants to surprise his mommy with breakfast. But she's asleep and he doesn't want to wake her. Jeremy needs just the right shoes so he can be really quiet. The Closet Crew bands together to pick the perfect shoe for Jeremy. Their mission: to make this Mother's Day a special one for Jeremy and his mommy. Sneaky sneakers to the rescue!
Author: Kathleen B. Carey,Rachel MacCleery,Sarene Marshall,Matthew Norris
Cultivating Development: Trends and Opportunities at the Intersection of Food and Real Estate highlights opportunities and partnerships essential to the success of real estate projects that include food as a development focus. Throughout the United States, developers are exploring the mutually beneficial relationship between food-based amenities - such as working farms, community gardens, food halls, restaurants, and grocery stores - and real estate. By moving beyond the standard development models and working with food-based businesses and partners outside the "usual suspects," developers, owners, property managers, designers, investors, and others involved in real estate decision making are producing projects that benefit people and the planet while also maximizing profits.
Category: Business & Economics
This Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving the United Nations Children's Fund education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education. It benefits from fieldwork in 155 countries and territories, evaluations carried out by the Regional Offices and desk reviews conducted by headquarters in New York. The manual is a part of a total resource package that includes an e-learning package for capacity-building in the use of CFS models and a collection of field case studies to illustrate the state of the art in child-friendly schools in a variety of settings.
Everything You Need to Know
Author: Daniel Johnson,Samantha Johnson
Publisher: Voyageur Press
If you want to harvest produce from your own backyard garden, The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening has everything you need to know about growing healthy veggies, herbs, and popular fruits such as strawberries and raspberries. Tips and techniques are described in easy-to-follow advice that a gardener of any skill or age will be able to follow and master. The information in the book includes the following: * Understanding your climate and growing season* Choosing and constructing a garden space* Starting from seeds or seedlings* Preparing the soil properly* Weeding, watering, and other daily garden care