The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun


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Timber Press (OR)
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8.1 X 0.8 X 9.1 inches | 2.05 pounds
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About the Author

Whitney Cohen is the education director at Life Lab, a nationally recognized organization that teaches people to care for themselves, each other, and the world through farm- and garden-based programs. Guided by her joy in being outdoors with children, she is the author of the award-winning Kids' Garden activity card set and a contributor to other garden-based learning activity guides. She presents hands-on garden education workshops to varied audiences, including schoolteachers, parents, college students, food service directors, and Master Gardeners across the country. Her expertise in gardening with children comes from years as an environmental educator, a middle school science teacher, a teacher trainer, and, most recently, a mother. Whitney and her husband, Tod, love nothing more than spending time outdoors with their son, Nation.

John Fisher is a retiree based in Melbourne, Australia.


"Parents who rely on the authors' child-inclusive approach to gardening will reap rewards that go far beyond the produce bin." --Booklist

"This is a useful and inspirational guide to introduce children to the fun of growing and eating delicious fresh food. Expertise gleaned from California's Life Lab Garden Classroom helps adults foster gardening enthusiasm in grades four-plus." --Library Journal

"Offers pointers for designing family-friendly gardens, involving kids in the work of growing and encouraging them to eat the fruits of their labors." --Akron Beacon Journal

"Cohen and Fisher will help your kids develop their green thumbs." --The Sierra Club

"Full of ideas and projects for plots (or patience levels) of any size." --BookPage

"This hands-on approach makes school garden projects accessible, inexpensive, and sustainable." --San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance

"A visual feast for the eyes and will inspire you to make room for a garden in your yard." --Handbook of Nature Study blog

"Fun ideas for things to do with children." --Philadelphia Inquirer

"This joyful book provides inspiration and instruction on doing just that." --Rockland Courier-Gazette

"Children will be able to deeply connect to their space of green, no matter what size the garden is."

"This book is full of fun, fresh ideas." --Owl and Twine blog

"A great go-to source of fun for years to come." --ABCs and