Biblical Gardens - http://www.sover.net/~hkfamily/Pages/ChildrenAndGardens.html|
Children have always been important to us in our biblical Garden, both the young children of our church and community and the child within us all whose heart leaps when we taste the first sweet shlurp of our garden-grown watermelon!
Composting in Schools - http://www.cfe.cornell.edu/compost/schools.html
Composting is a topic of growing interest in schools throughout the country. Why composting? There are a number of reasons. Composting provides a partial solution to an issue of great concern in many communities. All around the country, landfills are filling up, garbage incineration is becoming increasingly unpopular, and other waste disposal options are becoming ever harder to find. Composting provides a way not only of reducing the amount of waste that needs to be disposed of, but also of converting it into a product that is useful for gardening, landscaping, or house plants. By addressing the solid waste issue, composting provides a way of instilling in children a sense of environmental stewardship. Many educational programs focus on reducing, reusing, and recycling our solid wastes. Composting fits in with this idea but takes it a step beyond. With composting, children can do more than just sending cans or newspapers off for recycling -- they can see the entire cycle, from 'yucky' food scraps or other organic wastes...
Kid's Valley Garden - http://www.raw-connections.com/garden/
A very nice site with lots of basic information. This is a site kids can visit themselves. The text and graphics are designed for kids.
Kidsgardening.com - http://www.kidsgardening.com/
Kidsgardening.com is part of the National Gardening Association site. The site is loaded with ideas and resources for parents and teachers.
KinderGARDEN - http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden/kinder.htm
There are many opportunities available for children to become involved with plants, gardens, or the outdoors in general. Some of these opportunities include children's programs at school gardens, botanic gardens or community gardens. This site contains ideas for gardening with kids.
Linda's Garden: Gardening with Kids - http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/6160/kids.html
Gardening with kids can be a wonderful adventure or it can be pure frustration. It's all up to you, the adult, to make certain the kids have fun and learn while doing their tasks. Choose activities that are of interest and appropriate to each child. Try to pick garden jobs that the kids want to do (and ask to do!) . There are times, when my son can't help as the plant is too delicate or the seeds too fine. Then I find other things he like s to do, such as pull radishes, pick tomatos or beans, spread mulch, dig holes in the compost pile, pull a wagonful of seedlings around to the beds, run errands, whatever.
Michigan 4H Childrens Garden - http://www.4hgarden.msu.edu/main.html
Imagine a special garden created for children and the young at heart. This is the Michigan 4-H Children's Garden, a place where plants, children, and imaginations grow. As one of the horticultural gardens on the campus of Michigan State University, this garden features over 56 individual theme areas that create a place of wonder, enchantment and delight for people of any age. This website allows you experience any of the 56 theme gardens and explore each one in virtual reality movies as well. Horticulture is defined as the art and science of growing plants, and the design and planting of this garden is a perfect embodiment of this ideal. This website invites you, the virtual garden visitor from anywhere in the world, to experience the beauty, take a walk around and learn about the plants too. This award-winning Children's Garden is being called 'the most creative half-acre in America.' Discover the many wonders of the 4-H Children's garden and let your imagination run wild!
Missouri Botanical Gardens Kids Pages - http://mbgnet.mobot.org/
In typical Missouri Botanical Garden fasion, a Wonderful site. Filled with information on the different Biomes and Ecosystems of the world, presented in a great format, this site comes highly recommended.
National Junior Master Gardener Program - http://jmgkids.com/
The mission of the Junior Master Gardening Program is to engage children in novel, 'hands-on' group and individual learning experiences that promote a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind. JMG inspires youths to be of service to others through service learning and leadership development projects and rewards them with certification.
The Pumpkin Patch - http://www.backyardgardener.com/pumkin.html
Everything you ever wanted to know about pumpkins.