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Math lessons in the garden with kids: Germination tests

Math lessons in the garden with kids: Germination tests
The tomato is a ubiquitous fruit in the gardens of the world. Along with apricots and peaches, a bite of tomato fills the mouth with pure and perfe...

Gardening with Kids: Planning

Gardening with Kids: Planning
Planning It was obvious that he didn’t have a plan to get down. The view out was fine, the view down from the tree made his voice a little shaky. I...

Unique Valentine's Day Cards: Sunflower seed packs from Kids Seed Co.

Unique Valentine's Day Cards: Sunflower seed packs from Kids Seed Co.
For hundreds of years, Valentine’s Day has been an opportunity to express affection for those we care about. Situated in mid-February, Valentine’s...

Growing carnivorous plants from cuttings: Indoor garden activities with kids

Growing carnivorous plants from cuttings: Indoor garden activities with kids
Rigorous scientific research has proven beyond any doubt that long winter days indoors are much harder on parents than kids. Science also offers re...

Gardening with kids: Disappointment

Gardening with kids: Disappointment
Disappointment He stated his problem pretty plainly on the walk home. The “super moon” had not been as “super” as he had expected. A group of neigh...

Indoor Winter Gardening with kids: Planting onions

Indoor Winter Gardening with kids: Planting onions
On the first day of the kids’ winter break, it was raining. A slow system was passing over Western North Carolina. After cleaning the fish tank, do...

Celebrating Winter Solstice

Celebrating Winter Solstice
Today we embraced the winter solstice as a group. Yes, we managed to gather all four of our kiddos for the sole purpose of being together for this day. And yes, there were a few flavors of ice cream to accompany us. After all, we had promised a celebration to mark our official company launch, and kids don't forget promises of this nature. It was delicious and there may have been rounds of seconds. 

Gardening with Kids: The importance of work

Gardening with Kids: The importance of work
The importance of work The pleasures of parenthood are many and telling your kids to do your work for you must be near the top of the list. I clear...

Gardening with kids : Snow Days

Gardening with kids : Snow Days
Snow Days Patient zero was the youngest. Was it the goldfish (cracker) she ate off the ground in the grocery store parking lot? Or was it from her...

Gardening with kids: Give and Take

Gardening with kids: Give and Take
Give and Take There is rarely a day when there is not a big, major Lego crisis in our household of three kids. Of the billions of pieces of expert...

Meet River

Meet River
Unlike many business logos, ours came early in the planning process. Often a graphic artist is commissioned to create an image for an existing br...

Gardening with Kids: Radishes and lessons on optimism

Gardening with Kids: Radishes and lessons on optimism
We planted a late bed of radishes this fall. We always seed heavily when planting, for two reasons; the kids enjoy thinning seedlings, and they ten...