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Aggie Horticulture Just for Kids __ You will find a slide show about composting, research projects on gardening, nutrition, and science, plus information on starting a school garden. - illustrated - From Texas A&M - http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden/index.html 

 
Children's Indoor Gardening Projects __ "There are some fascinating indoor gardening projects for children to try at this time of year. When weather conditions often limit playing activities to the home, indoor gardening projects become exciting, educational pastimes, if easy-to-grow, fast-growing plants or seeds are used as beginning projects." You will find the procedures here. - From humeseeds.com - http://www.humeseeds.com/kids.htm  


A Child's Garden __ You will find plant suggestions for young gardeners with a variety of garden plans for kids of all ages. - From Shellie Arnold, Smith County Master Gardener - http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/county/smith/tips/misc/childgarden.html

 

A Complete Gardening Guide for Kids __ You will find articles and many, many resources for kid's gardening. - From homeservicesengine.com - http://www.homeservicesengine.com/articles/tips_a_complete_gardening_guide_for_kids.html  

 


Garden Forever for Gardeners of All Ages and Abilities __ A great all-purpose information website about gardening. Chock-full and crammed with information. - illustrated - From Gardenforever.com - http://www.gardenforever.com/
 
Gardening - Interest Your Kids In...__ An article about how to get kids interested in gardening. - From Keep Kids Healthy - http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/interest_your_kids_in/gardening.html


Gardening for Kids __ "This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of gardening. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme." - From cln.org - http://www.cln.org/themes/gardening.html 

 

 


Kid's Corner __ Learn how to grow vegetables for a salad. Kids can also learn how to make a scarecrow for the garden, among other interesting things - illustrated - From P. A. Owen - http://www.powen.freeserve.co.uk/kids/childmenu.htm 


Kid's Garden __ "Welcome to Kids Gardening! Whether you are a child or love children, we invite you to share ideas of gardening with us so that we can all learn from each other." And there is a wealth of information here to 'learn.' - illustrated - From suite101.com - http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/kids_gardening 

 


Kids Gardening __ You will find a list of online resources for kid's gardening. - From kidsturncentral.com - http://www.kidsturncentral.com/links/gardenlinks.htm 


Kid's Gardening Helper __ The following is only one good piece of information found on this site: "Encourage children to take care of their own small garden or their own portion of a larger garden. For younger children, you may wish to select a mix of zinnia seed so they can enjoy many bright colors. Your young gardener can sow a small mass planting, so that when the flowers bloom, the garden will be a splash of color. Older children may enjoy planning a garden design with two or more colors of zinnia. If so, explain that simple designs are more pleasing in small areas than very complex designs..." The information is about young gardeners and zinnias. - From mastergardenproducts.com - http://www.mastergardenproducts.com/gardenerscorner/kid's_gardening_helper.htm
 
KinderGARDEN __ "There are many opportunities available for children to become involved with plants, gardens, or the outdoors in general. Some of these opportunities include children's programs at school gardens, botanic gardens or community gardens. This site contains ideas for gardening with kids." - illustrated - From Texas A&M University - http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden/kinder.htm 


 


Plants Grow Children __ Learn about a great program for introducing gardening to children from kindergarten through sixth grade and how to do it in your school. - illustrated - From Washington State University - http://benton-franklin.wsu.edu/mg/children/index.htm
  
Watch Out for Wee Gardeners __ "One of the great benefits of gardening is that the whole family can participate. Even the smallest child enjoys digging in the dirt! But little ones are not always a low maintenance addition. They can uproot your favorite plant, get into pesticides and fertilizers, wander away and trim your prize rose bush quicker than you can wink an eye." You can learn some ways to prevent this. - From Susie Barney, Smith County Master Gardener - http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/county/smith/tips/misc/weegarden.html 

 

Welcome to KidsGardening! Garden Resources...__ A great gardening website for kids including educational materials for teachers, parents and kids themselves. - illustrated - From National Gardening Association - http://www.kidsgardening.com/


 

 

 

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