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Old 02-11-2009, 01:58 PM   #1
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The National Gardening Assiociation has a website for gardening with children: http://www.kidsgardening.com/

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A primer for parents: http://www.kidsgardening.org/primer.asp

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Many other writings on kids’ gardening start with what to grow and how to design and build a kids’ garden, prepare soil, and plant, but this primer is not just about creating one garden for your kids. It’s about taking advantage of “gardening moments” with your kids every week in your own backyard ... and front yard and in the garage and at the windowsill and in the basement ...
Grants for school and youth gardens: http://www.kidsgardening.org/grants.asp

Classroom projects: http://www.kidsgardening.org/growing...s/library.html
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:01 PM   #2
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The University of Illinois Extension has a website for children:

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/firstgarden/

This includes a version in Spanish.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:10 PM   #3
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The American Horticultural Society has a webpage for youth gardening!

http://www.ahs.org/youth_gardening/index.htm

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Landscape architects and designers, teachers and botanic gardens consider the "children's garden" as one of the strongest trends in gardening. Begun nearly 10 years ago, it continues to generate interest and does not appear to be slowing down. This is attributed to the fact that this inter-generational environment has so many opportunities within its green borders: helping children develop social skills, enhancing school curricula, bringing families together, and an awareness of the link between nature and our food, clothing and shelter, to name just a few. Children's gardens replace the free exploration of the natural world that no longer occurs in today's era of TV's, video games and concern over safety.
In 1993 the American Horticultural Society saw a need to reconnect children with nature, so it created the first Children & Youth Garden Symposium that educated and inspired people to look at garden design from a new point of view. This reconnection was accomplished in landscapes designed specifically for children and the way they play, explore, and interact. Since that date many thousands of children's gardens have been created all over the world. AHS is proud to have opened the doors for so many, and the Society continues to embrace all youth garden programming that not only reinforces what has been accomplished so far, but takes children's gardens into the next millennium.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:20 PM   #4
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The National Wildlife Federation's website has an area for kids and parents that is fantastic. http://www.nwf.org/outside/ Who hasn't bought a subscription to Ranger Rick?
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:40 PM   #5
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What's cool about this site is that children (with adult help)
are able to submit their information over the internet as "citizen scientists." And, submissions can be as ordinary as dandelions.

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/citizen_science/budburst/
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:46 AM   #6
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Project Budburst is good. Another citizen scientist site for kids that had a backyard pool project was:
http://www.sas.org/tcs/
Ponds are teaming with life.
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