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The Green Life: The Joy of Gardening (for Kids): The Playground

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May 01, 2012

The Joy of Gardening (for Kids): The Playground

SlideWe asked gardening-education experts Whitney Cohen and John Fisher to share tips from their new guide The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids (Timber Press, May 2012). This week, Cohen and Fisher will help your kids develop their green thumbs.

Tip #2: Encourage Play

When in doubt, throw in a slide. One success story comes from a quick-on-her-feet mom who realized that her children's slide could double as an entrance to the garden. Once inside the garden, kids can collect building materials (bamboo shoots and plum tree branches) to build a teepee or fort.

--image by Sharon Danks

Do you have ideas for creating a garden playground? Leave a comment!


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