May 21, 2013

Kids in the garden

There is something special about kids and gardens. The sight of a youngster digging in the dirt, planting seeds or starts, eagerly waiting for that magic to happen. The pure joy when seeds sprout or vegetables begin to form. The epiphany that occurs when they actually get to taste something they've nourished -- sometimes something that they never would have tasted had it simply been set on their plate at the table.

We are excited that Seattle author Katherine Pryor will be visiting us Sunday, June 9, at 3pm, to talk about her picture book starring an initially reluctant young gardener, Sylvia's Spinach. And in the spirit of her book, we are inviting young gardeners and their families to send us pictures of their own gardens, the more unique and crazy, the better! Have you ever planted herbs in a boot, or spinach in a wagon? Let's see your favorite garden pictures, and we'll post them on our website during the month of June!