Kids in the Garden Growing Plants for Food and Fun by Elizabeth McCorquodale

Kids in the Garden Growing Plants for Food and Fun

Written by Elizabeth McCorquodale

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A brilliantly fun and accessible guide for kids on how to grow and tend to the garden. It’s packed full of vibrant and fun ideas introducing children to lots of green-fingered activities.

It will teach children not just about how to grow vegetables but also all about healthy eating (with lots of yummy recipes) and caring for the environment. With easy to follow step-by-step instructions the book is aimed at children aged five upwards with adult supervision, then for older children up to 11 to complete on their own.


Kids in the Garden Growing Plants for Food and Fun by Elizabeth McCorquodale

The book features more than 50 projects, with full instructions on the materials needed, companion plants, saving resources, harvesting seasons, seeds, the water cycle and indoor gardens. There is also a section on wildlife, showing how to encourage animals into your garden, as well as how to make a mini pond, birdhouses, pest patrol, building a wormery, rescuing bees and ladybirds, and much more. The plants and vegetables featured include potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, peppers, herbs, strawberries, blueberries, sunflowers and many more. The recipes included are simple to make with the fresh produce and include; one pot jam, minty fizz and easy pizza sauce.


A fun and accessible guide.

Kids in the Garden is chock full of simple projects that can take place in your garden throughout the growing season.

Natural Life Winner of the Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award

About the Author

Elizabeth McCorquodale wrote for Growing Stuff: An Alternative Guide to Gardening. Elizabeth studied Amenity Horticulture and Landscape Design at Algonquin College in Ottawa. After returning to the UK, she spent three years working in a Garden Center before becoming a freelance garden adviser and designer. She has also worked at a local school, helping children to learn about plants and growing things in the garden.

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96 pages


Elizabeth McCorquodale
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Black Dog Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2010




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