Kids Native Milkweed

Found throughout much of North America, common native milkweed is the larval food source for the monarch butterfly. Milkweed’s silky filaments were once used as stuffing for pillows, mattresses, and life preservers. Farmers stopped growing milkweed on a commercial scale and began using massive amount of pesticides and monarch butterfly numbers fell. Milkweed silk may…

Kids deter Pests and Critters

Kids can deter pests and critters using organic gardening techniques, as no poison is safe. Kids can grow their food in organic raised bed gardens in a complex biological community creating conditions that make pest problems minimal. In the picture above, a row cover is used to deter pests and critters.   Kids can observe…

Kids turn Lawns into Gardens

In California, homeowners are tearing out their lawns and planting fruit trees, native plants, and vegetable gardens. In the picture above, Bill has planted fruit trees and native plants to attract pollinators all around his house. Lawns use up to 10 times more water, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides then agricultural land. The long drought…

Kids Spring Herb Garden

Springtime is the perfect time for kids to plant their first garden. An herb garden is a good choice, as herbs are easy to grow, most being hardy perennials, and once established will keep growing year after year. Herbs will grow in pots, window boxes, or mixed into a raised bed veggie garden. Herbs help…

Kids Plant Salsa, Salad, and Pickles

Planting seeds in the spring is exciting! Kids can create a speciality garden in a raised bed filled with rich organic soil and compost. Kids can choose their favorite recipes, plant the ingredients, and harvest salsa, salad, or pickles. Kids can use organic heirloom seeds for flavor and diversity. As soon as nights stay above…

Kids Garden Sustainability

Kids can grow an abundant organic regenerative raised bed garden without chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides and help turn around the the crisis in the world’s soil health, fresh water availability, air quality, and human health. Living organic soil is the womb of nature and feeding it pure water, lots of compost, and red wriggler…

Kids plant Flowers with Veggies

Inviting Nature to help grow the fruits and veggies makes gardening easier and more abundant with no need to use pesticides or fungicides that harm the air, soil, water, beneficial creatures, and the food being grown. Kids can add flowers to their organic raised bed veggie gardens for stronger, more productive plants with fewer pests….

Kids Pollinator Garden

The use of pesticides has caused a wholesale destruction of insect life, including bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects. Wildflower gardens in residential yards, pollinator habitats on federal land, bee and butterfly habitats on business and school campuses are springing up across the country to meet this challenge. Native wildflowers that had been thought of as…

Kids grow Organic Parsley

Parsley is the most popular fresh culinary herb and has been used in flavoring dishes since ancient times. Adding parsley as a seasoning to any dish not only brightens the flavor, but as a nutritional powerhouse, it helps to reduce water retention, balance blood sugar, and build strong bones. Flat leaf Italian and curly leaf…

Kids grow Dill

Dill has been cultivated since the time of ancient Egyptians.  Kids can plant dill seeds directly in their raised bed veggie garden in late fall or early spring as dill does not transplant well. Interplant dill among the cabbage, lettuce, and broccoli to enhance their growth. Dill is a favorite of many caterpillars who will…