Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together With Children
  • Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together With Children
  • Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together With Children
  • Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together With Children
ISBN: 0761110569
EAN13: 9780761110569
Language: English
Release Date: May 1, 1999
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 9.3" L x 8.2" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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Book Overview

Pizza Patches & Bean Tunnels: Kids' Garden Projects to Cultivate Wonder

Here are 12 spirited, easy-to-implement ideas for theme gardens that parents and kids can grow together, connecting children to nature through gardening. Each project includes a plan and the planting recipe--as well as a Discovery Walk, activities and crafts to make with what you grow. And each is illustrated with author Sharon Lovejoy's lyrical watercolors.

There's the Pizza Patch, a giant-size wheel garden planted in slices of tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, and basil. A Flowery Maze to get lost in. A Moon Garden of night-blooming flowers, including a moonflower tent. And Mother Nature's Medicine Chest.
Discovery Walks teach kids how the gardens work, and a chapter on gardening basics includes a child-friendly 10-Minute Plan for planting and maintenance, plus a list of the top 20 plants guaranteed to make gardeners out of kids.

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I am in love with Sharon Lovejoy's books, Kate Winslet said. These are a collection of pretend-play ideas, discoveries, woodsy crafts, old fashioned outdoor games, and even some recipes that all help us meditate upon the forgotten luxury of simple living. Many of the activities guide you through the types of play you may have long forgotten about as a curmudgeonly old adult. Broomhead's magic touches fairies come alive again and mudpies seem to have culinary masterpieces. Visit my parenting blog for more great book recommendations. Turner said he wanted to thank God that the deal was completed before his term ends in August.
   The gardener loves it
In her book, The Reluctant Bloomer, Mrs. Bloom says thematically, it is the easiest book to use in implementing a school garden that will appeal to children. I immediately put into use the concept of a pizza garden at the middle school where we planted oregano, basil, parsley, thyme and added a few other miscellaneous herbs. Simply calling it a pizza garden called kids to the dirt with trowels in hand? The original drawings were by Frank Stella, but the new ones are by Paul Vasko. The house sunflower is actually a manageable project that includes lots of whimsy for young minds, the experts say. A great deal of work, said Dr. Goin.
   Such a lovely book
I know of the author of this book, and I have purchased it. It was used for years by my son and I to plant things in the garden. The other day, I was giving it to a new mom. This book will be a hit with her new little one as well as her friends and family, and just words of wisdom for us all. Thanks for the support!
   Could not get past the aesthetic
I really wanted to like this one. A very cute title, highly rated. If you like paintings by Mary Engelbreit or Thomas Kinkaide, you'll probably enjoy this. I find all of the above cloying and dated which was a deal breaker. I have a traumatic reaction to Papyrus font, so I didn't get very far, he said.
   Lovely Book!
What an amazing book! Many wonderful ideas with flexibility to do what you’d like with the space and plants you have access to, he said. The whole thing is a travesty, fumed Michael Davis, director of music for AOL Europe. So excited to continue using it as my little one grows! I think I'd have used it for just myself in my garden regardless of having children, it's that lovely.
I can't wait to do the Sunflower house with my girls again this year. The idea of having a fort made of flowers to play in all summer is any little girl's dream. There are also food themed gardens where you can grow your own pizza, and when you are finished you can use what you have grown to have your own. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for some fun gardening projects to do with kids. But he added: "Many of the projects say you need a 10'x10' space to plant so it would not be good for city gardening unless you had a community garden that would allow you that much space."