Archive for the ‘Kids & Gardening’ Category

10 Plants for Gardening with Little Grandkids

Last year our Sprout was just a wee bit little, as pictured above, for gardening. Sure, at 1 1/2 years old he could poke his finger in the soil and add a seed, but the concept was completely new. This year we really get to have fun! He’ll be both growing things with his parents, [...]

April 28, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Kids & Gardening, Specific Purpose Gardens  No Comments

My Garden Can Beat Up Your Garden

Note: This post originally was published in June, 2010. This repost is a tribute to our daughter, who is about to graduate college with numerous honors and awards. She will also be attending a prestigious University to pursue her master degree in the fall. This has always been my favorite post. My youngest daughter and [...]

April 18, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Keeping up with the Joneses, Kids & Gardening  No Comments

9 Ways to Teach Children About Food

Recently I was at the local grocery buying some fresh produce. Let me tell you, it was hard; but I needed to have fresh for a reason and everything at home is preserved right now. There was a young man checking me out, and he really wasn’t looking at what anything was, just at the [...]

March 28, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Kids & Gardening, Preparedness & Green Living  No Comments

Gardening for Babies and Kids

If you have little ones in your life, and you are a gardener, then you are doubly blessed. Choosing what to plant for healthy baby food and for older kids should center on two main things: 1. What produce has the most pesticides in it, and 2. What do kids like? The first one is [...]

November 11, 2014  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Kids & Gardening, You are What You Eat  No Comments

A Rant: For Our Children and Grandchildren Pt. 2

I am still ticked about what happened yesterday, and there is something I have been holding in that started to seep out in that last post. Now’s the time to get this off my chest: Lots of people talk about pesticides, herbicides and genetically engineered foods; this is important information to get out there. Here [...]

August 19, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Kids & Gardening, You are What You Eat  5 Comments

A Rant: For Our Children and Grandchildren Pt. 1

The facility I work at has on site a pre-school program, government offices, a senior center, a playground and a little league ball field. It is a place where many local residents can find something to do. Today, a 16 year old boy shot a younger boy playing nearby with an air BB gun, multiple [...]

August 18, 2014  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Kids & Gardening, You are What You Eat  9 Comments

Sundays in the Garden – with Sprout

“There is a place in your heart you didn’t know existed, until you become a grandparent.” A few of my friends who have had this wonderful experience shared sentiments like this with us when we found out our daughter and son-in-law were expecting. After just 9 fast months his grip on our hearts has only [...]

September 29, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Kids & Gardening  4 Comments

Vegetables from Scraps? Yep, You Can Grow That!

Heaven knows where it started, but bloggers, Facebookers, Pinheads and more are sharing information on regrowing vegetables from their scraps. Some of these we Joneses already knew about, and for many years. Horseradish, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and garlic have been in the gardens for a long time. One we knew but never tried is ginger. [...]

June 4, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Kids & Gardening, Techniques & Issues, You Can Grow That!  3 Comments

Love? You Can Grow That!

The You Can Grow That! theme for February is love, an easy subject for a new grandmother. From the very moment the upcoming birth announcement was made my life was forever changed, more than I could even imagine. “You are what you eat” is much more than just an expression, and I knew right away [...]

February 4, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Kids & Gardening, You are What You Eat, You Can Grow That!  12 Comments

Christmas Present(s)

Of course much of what happens at holiday time centers around giving and receiving. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach children. When ours were old enough to understand, we would take an afternoon and go through their toys. “If you want good things to come to you” we would say, “you need to make [...]

December 30, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Keeping up with the Joneses, Kids & Gardening  4 Comments