{Food & Gardening} Gardening Resources for Parents

This month I thought I would discuss ways to encourage natural learning in our gardens.  Whether your children, your grandchildren or the neighborhood children frequent your garden, you can create an amazing resource for educating our youth. Not just agricultural education either, academics is easily incorporated in our natural world. Ideas for Gardening Lessons When my children [...]

{Food & Gardening} Gardening for Insects

I am happy to see a trend to rethink our lawns. A few years ago we started rethinking our lawn, and I started planting garden beds just for insects. Our family has since been richly rewarded with more successful vegetable gardens and beautiful creatures to admire. These gardens have also shown our children (and reminded [...]

{Food & Gardening} Nature & Kids this Summer

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Our summer break just started and I know it won’t be long before the kids are telling me they are bored and ready to go back to school. So before school ended I put together a list of crafts and activities to help keep us busy and outdoors. Here are some ideas to teach, inspire, [...]

{Tuesday Treasury} Planting a Garden of Love

This week’s Tuesday Treasury winner is Fia from FiaNaturals for her treasury “Planting a Garden of Love”. This post and selection of the winner this week are courtesy of last week’s winner – Bee from The Wooden Bee.  Here is why Bee chose the winning collection: “I am passionate about gardening, so I loved how Fia added tangerine orange to [...]

{Food & Gardening} Rhubarb Compote

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While reading old Classic Winnie the Pooh stories to my children, Rabbit was always discussing rhubarb in his garden and in his pies. My little gardeners didn’t know what it was, so I put it on the grocery list, and over the last few years rhubarb has woven itself into our kitchen for special occasions [...]