Friday, April 20, 2012

Kids: Celebrate National Gardening Month! (Part 2)

April is National Gardening Month! Help your child discover the fun activity of gardening! Here are some recommended gardening guides to help your child learn the basics and methods of gardening:

Gardening Guides

Grow It, Cook It

Grow It, Cook It by Jill Bloomfield
Make delicious recipes including onion and leek soup, giant beanstalk stir-fry, carrot and orange muffins and more! This book combines simple instructions and helpful illustrations on how to plant and cook your own homegrown vegetables.

Kids' Container Gardening: Year-Round Projects for Inside and OutKids' Container Gardening: Year-Round Projects for Inside and Out by Cindy Krezel
Work on 18 gardening projects that are easy, simple and fun! Make special projects such as "Great Garden Bowls for Mom" and sand art terrariums! This practical book also includes a glossary and a list of plant resources.

Jumbo book of gardeningThe Jumbo Book of Gardening by Jane Kurisu
Know how to grow organic plants and vegetables including tulips and tomatoes without having to use any pesticides or herbicides. This book contains simple instructions and illustrations for beginning gardeners.

GardenGarden by Robert Maass
This book contains colorful photos and information about a different variety of gardens and how to maintain them.

For more recommendations, please see a Youth Services Librarian at your library.
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