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Marcus Young on Gardening with Children

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.

Be sure to check out our 2022 word on getting a garden in no matter when and getting that garden into the curriculum.

Gardening as Home Education

Gardening as home education, health and now safety.

Prepping is trending. Are we entering a famdemic? Who knows? But be prepared!

Here are some quick ideas to help you garden in whatever situation you find yourself, especially if it is late for putting in a garden.

You will also want to check out one of our oldie goldies, from 2008 with Marcus Young of Bloomers Gardens in Elgin, Texas.

Teaching through gardening

Nice thought from my favorite seed company:
John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds
School Gardening

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.