The frozen earth is a fertile zone for the gardener’s active mind. Seed catalogs, plot plans, old planting records and books about organic pest control and landscape design are the tools of dreamers who see beyond the white blanket hiding last year’s garden stubble and the remaining leeks.
If you are a parent or a gardening teacher, chances are your dreaming and scheming about the upcoming growing season is set to the music of childish voices. And, alongside the plans for rows of spring peas and lettuce is a growing imagination of how how to work with children in the garden over the next season.
Last year, I wrote a few blog posts about gardening with toddlers. I have compiled these and re-posted below for those who dream about children eating peas right from the vine, pulling stout carrots and finding hiding spaces in the corn patch.
Introduction to Toddlers…
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