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Kids in the Garden: Growing Plants for Food and Fun [Paperback]

Elizabeth McCorquodale

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Book Description

March 23 2010 NONE
A fun and accessible guide for children to use on their own or with adults, Kids in the Garden encourages children to learn about gardening, healthy eating and caring for the environment. Instructions are easy to follow and step-by-step, with bright photography and fun illustrations. Aimed at children aged five upwards with adult supervision, then for older children up to 11 to complete on their own.

This fully illustrated book features more than 50 projects with full instructions on the materials needed, companion plants, saving resources, harvesting seasons, seeds, the water cycle and indoor gardens. There is also a section on wildlife, showing how to encourage animals into your garden, as well as how to make a mini pond, birdhouses, pest patrol, building a wormery, rescuing bees and ladybirds, and much more.

The plants and vegetables included are potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, peppers, herbs, strawberries, blueberries, sunflowers and many more. Easy recipes for children to make with their fresh produce include; one pot jam, minty fizz and easy pizza sauce.

Kids in the Garden is written in an enthusiastic, conversational tone and illustrated with interesting, engaging and informative photographs and child-friendly drawings. It uses a key with fun symbols throughout to make the instructions as easy to follow as possible for the children. This book is a fun and engaging way to encourage children into healthy eating, sustainability and money saving without them even realizing.

Kids in the Garden was awarded the 2011 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Honor.

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"A fun and accessible guide." Let's Grow Veg

"Kids in the Garden is chock full of simple projects that can take place in your garden throughout the growing season." Super Naturale

"An easy to follow guide to food gardening for children and their parents." Natural Life

About the Author

Elizabeth McCorquodale wrote for Growing Stuff: An Alternative Guide to Gardening . Elizabeth studied Amenity Horticulture and Landscape Design at Algonquin College in Ottawa. After returning to the UK, she spent three years working in a Garden Center before becoming a freelance garden adviser and designer. She has also worked at a local school, helping children to learn about plants and growing things in the garden.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids in the garden Feb. 3 2013
By Lottie Huntsman - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was a great help to me in planning some activities for my seniors and my lesson plans. I really enjoyed it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great teaching tool. Dec 15 2012
By cat lady - Published on Amazon.com
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I really bought this for myself (grandma). I will of course share with the grandkids too. I has fun information and projects I never had heard of before.
It was the right price, came quickly, and in excelent condition. It was even more fun than I had expected. I have never had a problem with an Amazon purchase.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book for elementary school kids! Oct. 4 2012
By Twist - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this book to give away to one of my graduating third grade students as a prize for "Most Successful Gardener" (she'd carefully tended - and sang to, evidently - a cabbage all summer, without the inducement of being graded for the project). I chose this book because it is very child-friendly, without being too simplistic or patronizing. I also heard from the young lady's grandmother that it gave her terrific ideas for projects to do with her entire family. The student said she most enjoyed using the recipes - all by herself!

I'd certainly recommend this book. I'm planning on getting another copy for myself to use in class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kids in the Garden June 12 2012
By Cheryl L. Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
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In my science class at the high school level (students with cognitive disabilities) we have been growing plants each of the four years I have been their teacher. I am excited and greatly looking forward to using this book to support our learning about plants and putting that knowledge to practical use.
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids love this book. March 24 2013
By DDJ - Published on Amazon.com
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Easy to understand for kids.
Get kids interested in gardening.
Colorful pictures.
Enjoyable to read and learn.
Recommended to others.

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