Little Green Thumbs: 7 Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in the Garden

Photo by: Brien Gresko
Making Piles of Clippings and Leaves
A few years ago, when Felix first started mimicking me while I swept the kitchen floor. Getting him to scoop all of that stuff into a compost... more 
Photo by: Brien Gresko
Making Piles of Clippings and Leaves
A few years ago, when Felix first started mimicking me while I swept the kitchen floor. Getting him to scoop all of that stuff into a compost bucket is another story...
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Fri, Apr 5, 2013 2:44 PM EDT

With spring finally here, there's a lot to do out in the garden - leaves to clear off the flower beds, roses to prune, perennials to relocate and early annuals to plant, of course. It's a wondrous time to share with your children, but it can be a tough one too, trying to figure out how to occupy them while you're busy getting your hands dirty. Don't miss out on an ideal opportunity to demonstrate both stewardship of nature and love for the great outdoors. And the work will go a lot faster - and be more fun! - with more hands involved. So don't think of gardening and parenting as separate activities. Get your kids in on the garden work too! Click through for 7 ways to get your kids involved in the garden! -By Brian Gresko

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