In the electronic age of iPods, wii, and texting it can be nearly impossible to engage kids at all, let alone to step outside into a garden. Playing in the fresh air and digging in the dirt has become more and more rare for kids, which is why author Lisa Ely created Kardenscorner.com, a fun and simple website, based on her books series, Kinder Gardens, with plenty of ideas to get children gardening and to ignite their imaginations in general. The website revolves around a little boy, Karden, as he learns everything about starting his own garden.
Summer is a perfect time to introduce your kids to the miracle of gardening. Karden opens their eyes to a whole new world by creating complete pizza topping gardens, planting in an old toy, and even building an exciting root garden in an old umbrella so your kids can see the miracle of growing plants first hand. Unlike its electronic counterparts, gardening will never become outdated or obsolete, and Karden encourages kids of all ages (especially 3-8) to explore its virtues.
If you're looking for a fun way to combine kids and gardening, then the Kardenscorner workshop is the place to go. During the workshop, Karden, along with author Ely and photographer Adrea Scheidler will craft a series of step-by-step lessons for young kids and their parents. These activities are taken from the pages of their books.
Join us to:
* Draw your garden starting with a Magic Bean
* Learn about planting quick growing seeds, even in small spaces
* Create “carrot people” drawings
* Learn about how to know if you soil is just right for the garden
* Quick games to play in the garden
This event is free and open to the public. In addition, copies of Kinder Gardens will be available for purchase.