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Gardening with Kids: Why it Matters

Our food choices are creating extreme consequences on our health, our economy, and our environment. Young children are being diagnosed as obese, the cancer rate is soaring, climate change is real, and our reliance on eating large amounts of meat is creating a dire need for intervention. Teaching children how to grow food and eat […]

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Creating and Growing A Sunflower House

A sunflower house or little hut transforms your garden into a wonderland for children and adults to enjoy. It creates a private space, perfect for afternoon naps or reading a favorite book. And, of course, provides a great hiding spot during garden hide and seek! Creating a sunflower hut is simple and easy for children […]

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A Seed Scavenger Hunt

Even after the gardening season comes to an end, there are still many lessons to be found spending time out in nature. This project involves a seed scavenger search which I have found that children of all ages adore! Children love the idea of exploring nature, and looking up close at all sorts of flowers and […]

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Cooking with Kids – From Seed to Savory

It’s fall and that means it’s all about harvesting in the gardens. All of our hard work weeding, planting, and watering has paid off with LOTS of garden fresh food! This project is a perfect one to get kids excited about gardening and healthy eats! One of my absolute favorite plants to grow is cilantro. […]

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Healthy Cooking with Kids: Salsa Recipe

It’s harvest season! After all that hard work, it is finally time to enjoy the fruits of your labor…literally. If children were involved in planting the garden, now is the best time to get them involved in the harvest! I have found that being involved in the planting, harvesting, and preparing of healthy, homegrown food […]

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Easy Fairy Garden Terrariums for Kids

At Hiland Hall Gardens, we love to foster children’s natural curiosity about the natural world. A fun project that encapsulates this feeling is creating small garden rooms in terrariums made out of recycled containers. What you need for each garden: • a clear 2 liter bottle cut in half • 2 cups of small pebbles […]

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