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Square Foot Gardening with Kids: Learn Together: - Gardening Basics - Science and Math - Water Conservation - Self-sufficiency - Healthy Eating

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A Square Foot Garden is more than just a perfect place to grow vegetables--it is an ideal environment for sharing and teaching kids of all ages, and this book will show you how. For generations, Mel Bartholomew's top-selling Square Foot Gardening books have made his revolutionary system for growing vegetables available to millions of people. In Square Foot Gardening with K ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 15th 2014 by Cool Springs Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Rebecca
May 25, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was ok
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The central concept of this book is extremely simple: it's container gardening, with the container divided into square-foot sections of different plants. The kids' edition uses a smaller container (3x3 instead of the adult 4x4, to accommodate shorter arms) and includes structured learning activities to use with different age levels. The lessons are not particularly inventive and seem somewhat contrived, unnecessarily turning a natural learning experience into a more academic one.

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Miranda
May 14, 2014 Miranda rated it liked it
If you've read Square Foot Gardening, you already know the basics, and probably won't need to read this one unless you want the extra lesson help. This is the same thing as the adult book on a smaller scale. The added bonus here is that they've put together mini lessons you can teach to your kids or use in a classroom setting. They cover math, science, economics, art, recycling, and a bunch more. This would be great for homeschoolers, or for those who want to add more to what their children are ...more
Penny McGill
Apr 19, 2014 Penny McGill rated it really liked it
This one had a great feel to it but was a little too exact for us. If a young family were interested in the beginning steps of getting a garden together then this might suit. We are a little too free-form (destined to fail, spending too much money on seeds and plants, endlessly thinking that strawberries will succeed but they don't) for this book.
Cinnamon
Jun 22, 2014 Cinnamon rated it liked it
If you own Mel's other books, don't bother with this one. It's the same info. just smaller boxes & kid friendly plants.
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