Children benefit immensely from spending time outdoors in the fresh air. A great way to get them outside is to encourage an interest in their garden. Let them get their hands and boots dirty!
Green Fingers and Muddy Boots—with worksheets on the accompanying CD—presents practical and fun activities in the garden for every month of the year, come rain or shine. Activities range from growing flowers and vegetables to spotting birds and tracking the weather and keeping a garden diary.
The activities are suitable for seven- to fourteen-year-olds. Although older children will be able to work independently, it can be fun to work together as a family or school class.
This book is based on the original “Plant and Grow” course developed with the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, which has been used successfully by many families and schools for several years.
Ivor Santer was Deputy Principal at Oatridge Agricultural College until his retirement in 2003. He has lectured on agriculture throughout the UK for thirty-five years. In 1998, he began work on a children’s gardening course in conjunction with the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, which was finished in 2007 and led to Green Fingers and Muddy Boots.