Please Join Us for Children’s Garden Week

Are you pining for spring? Leafing through garden catalogs? Then join us this for children’s garden week this Monday, February 24, 2014 – Friday. February 28, 2014!


Inspired by some new children’s books and and urge to plant some seeds, here’s what we have lined up (links will be added as they go live):

Monday – An investigation of weeds with the children’s book, Weeds Find a Way

Tuesday – A garden-related seed challenge

Wednesday – Garden insect identification:  immature insects and life cycles

Thursday – A primer on compost with the children’s book, Rotten Pumpkin:  A Rotten Tale in 15 Voices

Friday – A call to action to grow naturally-occurring plants for wildlife with the children’s book, Plant a Pocket of Prairie.

Are you planning to grow a garden this year? Do you have

  •  links to blog posts about gardening with children,
  • examples of your favorite gardening books,
  • or gardening questions?

If you choose to, share a comment on one of these posts. We would love to hear what you have to offer, too.


Gardening with Children Resources:

(we’ll add yours here):

Anna has a post about The Ecology of Compost.

Educator’s Put a Spin On It have a list of their gardening activities with kids (bottom of post), plus are going to have 31 days of gardening activities in March, culminating with Plant a Seed Day March 31, 2014.

Gardening Resources at (suggested by A Life Inspired by Nature)

Weeds or Not to Weed (A Life Inspired by Nature)

Planning a children’s garden (Growing with Science)

Celebrating wildflowers and STEM in the garden (Growing with Science)

Winter botany (Growing with Science)

Earlier post about weed science (Growing with Science)

Germination tests and more about germination (Growing with Science)

List of children’s books about seeds (Science Books for Kids)

3 Books for Science in the Garden (Wrapped in Foil)


Visit our Gardening/Science Activities for Kids Pinterest board.


  1. Anna

    I have the garden pining bug very bad this year! I have been looking through seed catologues, planning gardens with, and yesterday set up some shelves to start some seeds indoors. I am planning a new garden, and am excited for more space and challenges of growing plants in a new planting zone.

  2. Roberta


    Thank you for the suggestion of the resource. Learning to garden in a different planting zone can be a real challenge. I have gardened in several, and each has its own problems and rewards. Good luck!

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