As I’ve been out working in the garden this Spring, a wonderful thing has happened – Lynden has been begging me to help him start his very own garden. A garden where he can plant all the foods he likes to eat, and take care of his plants, and pull his own weeds. A garden for his “pet” worms (who are all named “Journey”, each and every one). A piece of Earth that is just for him to take care of.
I’m totally thrilled that my four-year-old wants his own vegetable garden. There are plenty of fabulous ideas in this beautiful book we’ve got kicking around: Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots. And there’s this great KinderGARDENS series going, too! So over the next few days, my boy and I will sit down together with some paper and some books and some coloured pencils, and I will help him design his very own garden, just the way he wants it. I’m excited to see what he comes up with!
I’d love to hear how your children are getting their hands dirty this season!