Gardening with Children by Beth Richardson. Photographs by Lynn Karlin Away from the landscaping, and on to actual gardening techniques with children. Richardson was most specifically concerned with being able to involve her children with the family vegetable garden. This book walks through the process of basic organic gardening including advice for including children at every step of the way (and how big a garden you can realistically expect to do with children and two working parents). Towards the end, there are some plant-specific guides for the ever-popular pizza garden, as well as a couple of ethnic cuisine gardens. I came to the realization a couple of years ago that a) vegetable gardening is more work than we have time for and b) our yard doesn’t have enough sun to grow vegetables anyway, so this was not the right book for us. I realize that I am going against crunchy-living guidelines by admitting this, though, so for those of my readers who do want to grow food with their children, this is for you.
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