Author(s): Chris Peterson; STANLEY® Jr.
STANLEY® Jr. Gardening is Awesome gets kids building and learning in the garden with a dozen fun projects. Kids can jump right in with an introduction to gardening. A complete basics section on vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees, and shrubs kicks things off. You'll also learn how to make super soil and keep plants happy with the right amount of sunlight and water. A complete garden gear guide gets you ready for growing. The rest of the book is all about the projects. Chapters and projects include:
• Gardening How-Tos shows you how to test soil drainage and start plants in an egg carton.
• Great Bed Gardens sets you up for success when planting a row garden, a colourful summer flower garden, and more.
• Container Gardening shows you how to grow strawberries in a 5-Gallon bucket and create a beautiful bulb box.
• Raised Bed Plots feature a square foot garden, uplifted herb garden, and even a vertical garden!
With clearly written steps and helpful photographs, the aim is for kids to lead. STEAM/STEM learning opportunities are part of the fun as well! Fun facts and explorations accompany the projects throughout the book, highlighting everything from composting chemistry to the maths behind a square foot garden. Kids are encouraged to develop a "maker" mentality, fostering creative problem-solving and open-ended exploration. Build and explore in the garden!