Green Fingers and Muddy Boots by Ivor Santer

Green Fingers and Muddy Boots

Written by Ivor Santer

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Children benefit immensely from spending time outdoors in the fresh air, and a great way to get them outside is to encourage an interest in their garden. This book presents fun and practical activities to do in the garden every month of the year, come rain or shine. It's the perfect interactive guide for young gardeners from 6+ to share with parents and to enjoy alone too.


Green Fingers and Muddy Boots by Ivor Santer

This accesible book is packed with basic gardening information, and the accompanying worksheets on CD present fun, practical activities to do each month of the year. From planting seeds, to spotting birds and creepy crawlies, keeping a garden diary and growing potatoes in buckets there is something for everyone. So you don't even need a garden to enjoy this book. A bucket or two will do instead.


'This is the perfect handbook for children and adults, be they parents or teachers ... Written in a very accessible style and complete with a CD packed full of worksheets, this guide is an indispensible starting point for anyone trying to encourage their children to become more involved in the garden ... there is something in here for everyone.'

'Get the whole family involved in gardening with a new book full of ideas and information, developed in association with The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society.'

'Overall, a well produced book, full of information and inspiring activities for the would be gardener. This is a lovely book to share with a child or children.'

'A charming little book'

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Inspire Magazine, April 2012

About the Author

Ivor Santer

Ivor Santer was Deputy Principal at Oatridge Agricultural College until his retirement in 2003. He has lectured on agriculture at various institutions throughout the UK for 35 years. In 1998, he started work on a children's gardening course in conjunction with the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society which was finally finished in 2007, and has now become Green Fingers and Muddy Boots.

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Mixed Media Product
Contains CD-ROM and Paperback
112 pages


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Floris Books

Publication date

23rd April 2009




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