gardening projects for kids: book review and giveaway

good morning! today we would like to introduce a new book to you, released by Timber Press:
(and there's a giveaway at the end of the post too!)

this gorgeous, colourful book has 256 pages filled with a wide range of activities to engage your children (or grandchildren, nieces and nephews...) in gardening projects.

"Gardening gets kids outdoors and away from television and video games, increases their connection to plants and animals, and helps build enthusiasm for fresh fruits and vegetables. Their involvement becomes the real harvest of a family garden."

what we loved about this book is that it is not limited to the basic sowing, planting and harvesting. there are so many suggestions for activities in this book that children will be able to deeply connect to their space of green, no matter what size the garden is and what age the kids are. just check out some of the mouth-watering chapter titles:

- Pizza Pies and Pumpkin Jungles: Theme Gardens
- Garden Adventures and Games
- Art in the Garden: Fun Projects for All
- Let the Festivities Begin: Garden Celebrations

curious? you can order the book on amazon or buy it in your favourite local bookstore. 

there is also a contest on the Timber Press website where you can win a set of kids' garden tools, sunscreen and more!

we have received one copy of The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids to give away to one of our readers!! to enter the giveaway, leave a comment in this post. for an extra entry, post on twitter about this giveaway (you can use the button at the bottom of this post to do so) and come back to leave another comment telling us you've tweeted. comments will be closed on monday, july 23, 2012 at 8 a.m. EST and the winner (chosen by random generator) will be announced shortly thereafter.

this giveaway has free shipping for u.s. addresses only. you can participate from anywhere in the world, but free shipping is only offered within the u.s.a.

good luck everybody!


Tonya said...

Looks like an excellent book! Count me in!

Unknown said...

We'll be starting the garden at our new home full force next year, this would be perfect!

Unknown said...

and tweeted!

Unknown said...

what a great giveaway! We have our first garden this year and my little one is just as excited as our big people!

Unknown said...

I just sent wrote on twitter too!

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I could really put this to good use, thank you for a super giveaway.

Mama Gone Green said...

thanks for the chance!

barefoot mama said...

Looks like a wonderful book! Im not on Twitter but if I was I would talk about you:))

beth said...

This would be a great addition to our Library. Anytime we can encourage kids to go outside and get dirty--we do.

Thanks for the chance to win.

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