Teaching your child how to grow organic food, is one of the best gifts you can give. Not only is it a great way to get out in the fresh air and learn how nature works, it will foster empathy for all living creatures, and give your child a skill for life, so he or she won’t be dominated by supermarkets, to get their carrots and broccoli! It’s also a great way for parents and children to bond and have fun, outside social media.
The No-Dig Children’s Gardening Book is the ideal guide for children (or anyone!) to practice organic gardening without all the hard work, and protect earthworms and stag beetle at the same time. Based on Charles Dowding’s successful technique (he grows all his own food in Somerset), this is ideal for anyone who does not like endless digging and weeding.
Make your garden safe for pets (to avoid toxic plants, trees, flowers, mulch, fresh compost) and know toxic houseplants to avoid (brushing a tail against sago palm, lilies or cheese plants can harm). Don’t place foliage to face windows, to help stop birds flying into windows.
Projects are broken down with easy steps and fun illustrations, alongside educational facts about plants and wildlife, and things to look for, when outdoors. Perfect for parents to garden alongside children, the book includes a planting chart for year-round fruits and veggies, and tips on making compost.
This beautifully illustrated book will teach children all about:
- How to build your own grow bed
- The importance of microbes
- The importance of weeds
- How to transplant & water seedlings
- Sowing seeds under cover
Author Charles Dowding is England’s expert on no-dig gardening. He has been growing his own organic food for decades, and runs courses on no-dig gardening for adults.