Composting with Kids


Composting is an earth-friendly method of adding nutrient-rich humus back to depleted soil. Compost consists of decomposed organic matter from both the yard and kitchen. Teaching children the why and how behind composting helps them to become responsible, caring environmental stewards. Plus, it’s fun! Here is a simple guide to getting started with composting with kids: The Why Plants need […]

How to Make Seed Bombs in Eggshells


Ever wonder how to make seed bombs? Did you know you can make seed bombs in eggshells? I have a secret.  I like to hide gifts in real eggshells.  Sometimes it is beads for a new bracelet or a crystal for the nature table or even a candle shaped like the shell itself.  This year, […]

5 Tips to Grow Your Own Garden

grow your own garden

Planning to grow your own garden for the kitchen doesn’t take a lot of time,  but it can save you a tons of hassle during the gardening season.  Here are a few things I do each year to ensure that I am getting the most out of my suburban garden.  The first day of spring […]

Let’s Build a Fairy Garden Table!


This fairy garden table is a never-ending project for the kids this Summer! I love that this space provides: 1. plenty of inspiration for imaginative playtime fun, 2. learning opportunities about various plants, and 3. fresh herbs for our Summer recipes! Oh, and it is absolutely adorable!! We started with a simple elevated garden bed […]

5 DIY Gift Ideas for Gardeners

you dig

We have been having a fickle Spring this year here on the East Coast.  One with freezing temperatures one day and hot and sticky the next!  But, I’m not complaining and neither is my garden!  My plants are growing more and more everyday and they have been calling me outside to get into the garden! […]

5 Simple Tips for Teaching Your Family Healthy Eating Habits

5 tips for healthy eating

I myself was a not-so healthy eater up until a few years ago.  Healthy eating is not just a “diet”, it must become a way of life, and it must be learned. It’s so much easier if you are just training yourself, but when it comes to the family, it is much more of a […]

5 Books About Life on the Farm


Do your kids ever ask questions about where their food comes from? Looking for some engaging story books to read (and learn) together?? Here are five of our all time favorite story books for kids about life on the farm that help to explain how food is grown and transported to grocery stores or farmers […]

Planting a Three Sisters Garden

Three Sisters Garden

Short on space but still want a garden?  Try planting a Three Sisters Garden with your kids this year!  With a few modifications this Native American technique can even be adapted to grow in a pot and you can enjoy all the benefits of these plants that help each other grow in even the smallest […]

Gardening with Kids — Make Your Own Seed Tape


Making your own seed tape is a great way to ensure ideal spacing between seedlings, and it’s a fun project for the kids to do. My garden carrots are my kid’s favorite each and every year. Since they are so prized, I have set myself to learning the new tricks of making my own seed […]

Smile, it’s Spring!

Spring Herb Garden

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ~Ruth Stout The days are getting warmer, and my thoughts once again turn to the garden. We spent the weekend prepping our beds to get ready for this season’s plantings. I just had to stop and chat about […]

Tips for Organic Gardening with Your Kids


I’m guest posting for my friends at Stonyfield today to share tips for organic gardening with your kids! Have you started a garden with your kids? We would love to hear about it! Leave a comment and share your stories with us.