“Me and Quinn love going through the seed catalogue. We love looking at the cool things that we could grow.” ~ Emma Biggs  


“Me and Quinn love going through the seed catalogue. We love looking at the cool things that we could grow.” ~ Emma Biggs
 

Grow Gardeners
Garden with Children

GROW KIDS INTO GARDENERS by encouraging outdoor play. When kids associate the outdoors with fun, gardening is a natural next step.

Kid's gardening includes three elements along with the actual growing:

  • outdoor play
  • outdoor exploring
  • outdoor collecting

The final ingredient is a role-model: an adult who gardens with them.

We Grow Gardeners

Thanks for visiting our site. I’m Steven Biggs. I’m a gardener, horticulturist, author, and parent. My nine-year-old daughter, Emma, blogs on this website about gardening.

Together, we took our love of gardening one step further and wrote a book to help adults garden with kids.

This website and our book are very much a personal story. The characters are three garden kids (Emma and her younger brothers, Quinn and Keaton) and me.

Read about us in the Toronto Star.

Do You Have Time?

WHEN LIFE IS BUSY, how do we accomplish everything that we need to do AND still garden with kids?

I wrote this web page with a kid next to me in my office. My most productive writing time is early in the morning, but one of my kids happens to be an early bird, too. So, I pull out pencil crayons, set up a box as his desk, and we work together, side by side.

The garden is no different. Instead of pencil crayons, we provide pails, soil, shovels, sticks—things to engage kids as they spend time with us.

Read about us in the Toronto Star.

4 ingredients of garden fun

PLAY | COLLECT | EXPLORE | GROW

book Excerpts

Toolkit for Playexploring ideas
portraits of collectingGrowing Tips for Grown-Ups 

BUY THE BOOK

Grow Gardeners. Kid-Tested Gardening with Children. C$14.95 + Shipping/Handling

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