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Unique Party Favors-An Eco-Friendly way to say "Thank You!"-Sunflower Seed Pack Party Favors

Unique Party Favors-An Eco-Friendly way to say "Thank You!"-Sunflower Seed Pack Party Favors
Birthday Party season for kids seems to start in March each year. With several kids under seven, the calendar fills up quickly with weekend celeb...

Teaching kids to recover from mistakes with cucumbers.

Teaching kids to recover from mistakes with cucumbers.
There was a week or so here in Asheville this February that was glorious. Gentle rains and unseasonable warmth were lifting the winter-gray in our ...

Staying Engaged vs. Staying Entertained

Staying Engaged vs. Staying Entertained
A unique aspect of being in business with small kids is keeping them engaged, and by engaged we don't really mean entertained. Entertainment seems to last only as long as a child's attention span can stretch, and we hope for a bit more endurance when it comes to our future as a company. 

Gardening with Kids: Kids Seed Co. "Garden in a Bag" seeds. Asheville, NC.

Gardening with Kids: Kids Seed Co. "Garden in a Bag" seeds. Asheville, NC.
(Kids Seed Co. "Garden in a Bag." 11 varieties of easy-to-grow seeds)   We hope that you are planning to plant a garden with your kids this sp...

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...