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Kids Gardening

OG: Gardening with Kids

gardening & Fresh Food with children

Gardening with children is an exciting way to expose them to nature, how things grow, and to get their fingers in the dirt. By caring for plants they can see cause and effect, learn about weather and the seasons, and enjoy the fruit (or vegetables!) of their labor!

Make your garden safe

Wisconsin Poison Center Plant Guide -This Plant Guide indicates the toxicity level of specific plants. (pdf)

farmer's markets

WSJ Guide to all the local farmer's markets

Dane County Farmer's Market - the big one, downtown

Farm Fresh Atlas - Listing of local markets

local farms-csa's

MACSAC - The Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition promotes and supports local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms that provide organically grown produce to people throughout southern Wisconsin. MACSAC coordinates community and grower education programs about the benefits of locally, sustainably grown foods and operates the Partner Shares Program which raises funds to subsidize CSA memberships for households on a limited income.

With a CSA share, families can visit their farms for festivals, upicks and special events and see where their food comes from!

 

 

 

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Gardening with Kids

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots : Gardening Together with Children
by Sharon Lovejoy

Sunflower Houses : Inspiration from the Garden - A Book for Children and Their Grown-Ups
by Sharon Lovejoy

The Gardening Book by Jane Bull

How Does Your Garden Grow"" : Great Gardening For Green-Fingered Kids by Clare Matthews, Clive Nichols

Great Gardens for Kids
by Clare Matthews, Clive Nichols