Kids Compost

Composting is the organic method to create healthy soil by increasing the organic content of the soil. Compost improves the soil’s texture, drainage, and fertility. Compost provides nutrients, moisture, and habitat for a large range of beneficial life forms, such as bacteria, fungi, insects, and worms that help create rich organic soil. Compost is food…

Kids No Dig Gardening

For centuries, gardeners have been digging up their garden soil, because they were taught that cultivation aerates the soil, incorporates organic matter, and brings pests to the surface. However, tilling the soil destroys the microorganisms and mycorrhizae in the soil that break down the organic matter naturally. Double digging or tilling also damages the soil…

Kids Revitalize the Soil

Springtime is the perfect time for kids to revitalize the soil in their raised bed gardens. The beauty of container gardening is filling the container with rich organic soil from the garden center or local soil company, even if the dirt beneath it is poor or the area is small. Then kids can create their…

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 and Fall Leaves

Fall foliage in brilliant yellow, orange, and red appear as the cool nights and shorter days of October trigger the photosynthesis to shut down, toning down the green in the leaves and allowing other colors to emerge. Kids love to jump and play in the colorful leaves that cover the ground. When the leaves fall…

Kids Organic Urban Garden

Kids can grow food anywhere – even in small urban spaces! Organic container food gardening can be on the patio, the balcony, the alley, the roof, a window box, or at the community garden. Kids can build an organic veggie garden in a Garden Tower Project with 50 plants in four square feet, like in…

Kids Regenerative Gardening

Families can restore their backyards, invigorating the soil and existing plants by designing an area to hold the water in the soil, grouping plant communities together, and creating a harmonious relationship with the natural environment. The idea is to enhance biological activity and mimic nature by copying what already works and be as self-sufficient as…

Biochar for Soil Sustainability

“Biochar’s high carbon content and porous composition helps soil to retain water, nutrients, protect soil microbes, and ultimately increase crop yields while growing healthier, more productive, disease-resistant plants. All the while helping combat global climate change by sequestering and stabilizing rich organic carbon in your soil,” explained Michael Wittman. Biochar is a charcoal soil amendment that has been made in Asia, often from bamboo, for thousands of years…

Kids feed Root Systems

Kids that grow organic veggie gardens can become good stewards of the land, growing their own independence and self sufficiency. The soil is alive! Every cubic inch of healthy soil is a miniature world of beneficial living organisms that feed all living things on our planet. This micro-universe takes the organic material in the soil…

Kids Worm Bin

Kids can have a wonderful science project when they create a worm bin for their fruit and veggie garden. Red earthworms create food for the soil and nutrients for the plants called castings. Worm farms can found at the hardware store or garden center. Many bins are smaller than the one pictured here. Earthworms like…