This week we asked: What does gardening with kids look like?
The theme is in honor of this week’s Carnival of Natural Parenting: Growing in the Outdoors.
Visit to find a host of inspiring links on the theme — and a lot more pictures!
From Ana: “I think he may have eaten more dirt than he helped to plant…”
Ana blogs at Pandamoly. Her Carnival post is Grooming a Tree-Hugger: Introducing the Outdoors.
Julia’s daughter, Marcella, helps out in a Community Garden in their community.
Julia blogs at A Little Bit of All of It.
Spontaneous Classroom: Lesson on our Wiggly Garden Buddies
Read more from Amie at Road to Bliss.
From Amanda: “This would be my daughter thoroughly watering one side of the container because the other side clearly does not need any.”
Amanda blogs at Let’s Take the Metro. Her Carnival post is Seeing the Garden Through the Weeds.
From Shannon: “Moira building a castle in an empty planter box while I planted beets in the other one. Gardening is one of her absolute favorite things to do.”
Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.
From Nena: “Jude’s favorite part of our little container garden is ‘fighting’ with the carrots every couple of days!”
Read more at Naturally Nena. Nena’s Carnival post is Why Choose Your Local Farmers’ Market.
One of Layla’s favorite activities is helping in (and eating from) the garden. You can often find her digging in the dirt or pretending to garden during the “off-season.”
Melissa blogs at Simple Whimsy.
From Kim: “2.5-year-old Gumby loves planting seeds for our veggie and flower garden. She takes pride in making the hole, placing each seed, one by one then covering them up. Later, she checks on their progress and waters them.”
Kim blogs at life-is-learning.
Tell us: What do gardening and outdoor living look like in your family?
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