You might find it hard to imagine a garden this time of year, when all you see is snow, ice and frozen everything. Diving into a seed catalogue is an inexpensive way to experience a bit of summer.
Planning a garden is a perfect way to do family literacy activities that the whole family-from toddlers to elders-can learn from and enjoy. Planning a garden can involve reading, using numbers, making diagrams, using a computer, learning new words, doing research, organizing thoughts, using your imagination, and of course having fun. Here are some ideas to get you and your family started.
In an upcoming blog, we’ll share our list of books on gardens. Planning a garden can take you down all kinds of learning paths, so dig in!
Here are a few helpful sources of information.
You can order a catalogue by phone or on the website.
Growing food in the north
- Marianne Bromley
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