My family has a whole grab-bag of “group involvement” activities. They run the gamut from the pre-planned to free-for-alls…but each one is not only family time and plenty of attention, but is a learning experience.
Gardening is among my very favorites (as you may have guessed!). Actually, I was surprised by how intrigued my oldest was as he toddled behind me in the garden, picking “berries” (immature tomatoes, actually) and then guiltily telling me, “Din’t do it. Din’t pick the berry” while hiding the little green sphere behind his back.
He just couldn’t resist the call of the garden. And neither can I.
Watching the process of growth from a miniscule seed to the dinner table is amazing for people of all ages. If you’d like to encourage your children to get going and get gardening, try the following:
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