Spring Gardening with Kids

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KinderGardeners
KinderGardeners

Spring has sprung and every good gardener is itching to get out into the dirt. Don't forget the kids, advises the National Gardening Association. Toddlers may not seem ready for botany, but in fact, it's just the right time to get them started. And for kids who are kindergarten age and older, a season of sowing and reaping makes for a wonderful learning and bonding experience. Good planning and a little research on your part can help your child learn to love gardening, whether it's in your backyard, a community plot, or even a window box. Gardening gives kids a hands-on experience and it's good, dirty fun. "Remember, one of the best things you'll ever grow may be a gardener," says Cheryl Dorschner, author of the National Gardening Association's primer for parents.

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