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Kids and Gardening

Gardening isn’t just about pretty flowers;

The weather is warm, the sky is blue, and you’d love to get your kids outside to learn about gardening—

but how? How can plants and dirt compete with the joys of screen time?

The key to get kids gardening is to make it fun. Children love plants, but they may

not have the patience to weed all day in the hot sun, or wait for them to flower and bear fruit.

Meet your kids where they are: Involve them with planning the garden, then give them age-appropriate tasks.

Tips before you get started

*Plant for fast results

*Invest in age-appropriate tools

*Listen to your child’s ideas

*Think about scent and texture

*Plant a rainbow

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About Laurie Hardie

Laurie is a rare Seattle-born Native. She has raised her children, but as a working mom knows how important it is to look and feel your best. She currently volunteers with Queen It’s a New Day, a non-profit organization in Everett, giving women a hand up to feel great inside and out. As a published author and life coach, Laurie is WARM’s Afternoon Traffic host with the philosophy of…” traffic is a lot like life, sometimes you have a speed –limit drive and sometimes you hit a slow-down or detour, but with the right guidance and information, we can all get through it together”.