Read it: The Book of Gardening Project for Kids!

“Got dirt? Got kids? Then you can grow your own little gardener!”

When I was contacted to review The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids, I was beyond excited. Getting my kids out in the garden is one of my biggest life missions, and I’ve found the perfect book to reflect why I think it’s so important for kids to grow.  I mean, a book full of fun garden projects for me and my little man to explore and enjoy all summer? It doesn’t get any better! 😀 (Especially since even the most devoted veggie lover runs out of creative ideas after a while!)

Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t get your household tasks (or even hobbies, for that matter) done with your little ones underfoot? It’s a common frustration for parents. Published by Timber Press and written by Whitney Cohen and John Fisher, this new book is the ultimate tool to show you that it is totally possible to turn your kids into enthusiastic, helpful gardening companions. As the subtitle suggests, it includes 101 ways to get kids outside, dirty and having fun! From cornhusk dolls and eco-friendly paper pots to great kid-friendly recipes, there’s enough inspiration in this book to keep the dreaded “I’m bored!” away all summer and beyond! (The projects are really thorough and easy to read, too.)

In flipping through the pages, I realized that this isn’t just a book about actual gardening. It approaches the garden as a place of learning, exploration, play, food and even art. And, since everything in this book is geared toward kids and adults, it will be a great go-to source of fun for years to come.

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One of the biggest reasons I write this blog is to seek out and find companies, authors and friends who share the believe that spending quality time in nature, growing vegetables along with a sense of pride and accomplishment, is one of *the* very best things you can do for your kids…and this book, my friends, is a true gift. I am honored to have received a copy! I really hope you’ll check it out, too. Don’t you think this would be a really fun holiday gift, to spark thoughts of spring in the winter when it seems so far away!?

Buy It!

Find out more about The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids and order your own copy for $19.95 on Amazon. You can also sign up to receive emails with details on upcoming contests and promotions.


  1. Robin Sayers says

    Gardening is one of those things that I have always dreamed about doing, but sadly, falls by the wayside to other projects. I didn’t grow up in a household of gardeners, but as a mother of 3 boys, I feel like I MUST find creative ways to get them involved in nature. This book looks like a great tool to give me some simple ways to get started.

  2. Laura W. says

    We don’t garden currently, we have an animal situation that needs to be taken care of first. We have flower gardens, but I haven’t been able to take care of them like I want. In the future I do want to do some gardening though! When I was a child, we had gardens and although I didn’t always want to help weed, I still loved watching things grow!

  3. Melanie S says

    We used to have a huge garden on our farm in OH and the kids had to help a lot! We recently moved and don’t have a garden this year. I miss it!

  4. Leigh says

    I gardened all the time as a kid. It really made me appreciate fruits and veggies. Next year my kids and I are going to do a huge garden ! It is so important for them to understand where our food comes from

  5. says

    I garden now and remember doing it as a kid with my grandma – some of our fondest memories! I plan to garden with our kids as well, my 14 month old already helps with little tasks, and I look forward to when he’s older and can help with harvesting and dinner prep. It’s so important to get them involved with seeing where their food actually comes from!
    This is such a great giveaway, thanks for hosting!

  6. Jutta P says

    What a great book. It looks like it has tons of fun ideas. I think it would make a great birthday present for the kid who has everything.

  7. Olivia says

    Love it! Always looking for ideas for activities in the garden. My daughter (13mo) loves being outside and exploring our new garden.

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