Bringing Children Into The Garden
Welcome back to the podcast! This week we dive into how to garden with kids! My special guest is our Wild Child Kitchen Gardens community manager, Lindsey Kennedy. Lindsey is a busy mom of 4 with a suburban garden, where she teaches her kids how to grow through gardening. Whether your kids are 2 or 22, there is a place for them in your garden!
2:12 – Kellye welcomes Lindsey Kennedy who gives a breakdown of her family dynamics, including homeschooling and gardening.
3:25 – Lindsey discusses why she brings her kids into the garden, how it bonds them as a family, and the teachable moments the garden contains.
5:15 – Kellye and Lindsey discuss how gardening is a way of life with littles. The countless memories contained within the garden, and how it is an instant serotonin boost for all ages to be in the garden.
7:15 – Wee Little Wild Child featured in In Season Magazine, and springtime activities: starting seeds, growing flowers, and making it play as nothing is too precious.
11:00 – “Everything is not a crisis” – Lindsey mantra for life and gardening – especially with kids! Learning that while something may be wrong, it is ok to work through the problem and decide the way forward.
14:10 – Lindsey discusses her approach to how to manage the garden and how to assign roles to your kids.
16:12 – favorites to grow – anything you can pick a lot of! Beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries. Kids love to document with photos too.
19:45 – Which plants belong to the kids in Lindsey’s Garden, – Tucker – dragons egg cucumber and dragons tongue bean, Laurel – sunflowers, purple peppers, 2-year-old – Jack Be Little pumpkins.
21:30 – Kellye discusses May is for Melons and how fun kids find growing melons!
24:00 – Setting goals in the garden.
25:30 – Lindsey gives tips related to ages on how to get kids in the garden
29:50 – Excited to grow this summer – Tomatoes!
Can’t wait to bring your kids into the garden? Grab our freebie filled with tips and tricks to make garden time great with kids here
Ready to dive into learning even more about growing melons? Join Kellye in her May is for Melons class here
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