Marcus Young, owner of Bloomers, in Elgin came to talk with us about Gardening with Children. This was back in 2008. Great memories. We were in the studio of the Christian teaching and talk channel in Austin. Gene Bender was the manager of the station and was the one who allowed me to get into broadcasting. Thanks to everyone. Lots of fun.
Here are some ideas for gardening with your children this spring. Listen now.
Thanks so much to Marcus Young of Bloomers Garden in Elgin, Texas, recorded in the KLGO studios in 2009. Thanks to KLGO, too.
Nice thought from my favorite seed company:
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School buses are back on the road and children are back in class. This is the perfect time to help your community’s schools create fall gardens and young garden wizards. Just because Labor Day has come and gone, it doesn’t mean that gardens are done for the season.
Gardens Help Grow Students
For some lucky students, going back to school also means going into the garden where their curious minds and busy hands can learn in exciting new ways. More and more schools are integrating gardening into their curriculum as a way to help kids learn about how to grow food and flowers, as well as history, other cultures, nutrition, the environment, hunger, economics, energy, math and even poetry.
One of the best things about garden-based learning programs is how they engage children on so many different levels: intellectual, emotional and social. Kids who have learned by doing come away with insights, confidence, practical knowledge and skills they can use for the rest of their lives.