"The sunflowers are keeling over! So is the corn! It's going yellow and shrivelly, Mama, is it sick?"
"What do I tell her?" Amanda asked after Aria's gloomy discovery.
"Tell her it's the cycle of life-that plants die and decompose, so they can feed the soil and help new plants grow," Jeanne offered. "Tell her that death is a new beginning."
The garden is a safe, quiet place where kids can begin to understand the full gamut of essential life skills - from basic stuff like time management to lessons about death, birth, bravery, connectedness, and how to slow down. Here are our top 7 life lessons from the garden:
-By Jeanne Nolan and Amanda Little
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