February 7, 2024 | Newsletters
We know, we know. It’s only February. But we’re already itching to get back outside and into our gardens. Whether it’s a few raised beds, a massive backyard plot, or just a small window box outside your apartment, spending time in nature and growing your own food and flowers is so fulfilling.
One organization understands just how powerful gardening can be – especially for kids. KidsGardening is a national nonprofit on a mission to create opportunities for kids to play, learn, and grow through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder.
KidsGardening has great activities that kids and grownups alike can enjoy all year long. Here are three projects that are perfect for the wintertime. Check ‘em out!
Seed balls are small bundles of seeds, clay, and soil or compost. On a small scale, seed balls are fun to make and offer an inexpensive way to sow native plants and flowers.
Simple and inexpensive to make, plant bean seeds in clear plastic cups to allow young gardeners to watch seeds sprout and introduce them to the life cycle of plants.
Kitchen Scrap Gardening:
Kitchen scrap gardening is when you grow plants from items you’d normally throw in your compost bucket. Kids love this idea, and it’s a great way to reinforce the sustainable living concepts of recycling and reusing.
Olivia’s is proud to partner with and support KidsGardening in helping children get excited about everything gardening can be and celebrate all things healthy, sustainable, and delicious!
Now it’s your turn. What are you most looking forward to this spring? Are you going to grow anything special in your garden? We want to hear about it!
Thanks for making Olivia’s part of your fresh, healthy life. Happy indoor gardening!