Fun gardening with children

A mini garden in our house where we can both entertain and educate the children and grow simple vegetables, fruits and flowers.

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Further Information

Sustainable Development Goals

Facts:

There are many creative ways to encourage kids to start small and think big!

Growing plants and being in touch with nature is a therapy in itself. Now, more than ever, we need to spend time connecting with the outdoors and plants for our mental and physical health. Not only for adults, but especially for children. Children often do not express the stress and anxiety they feel, so a garden can be a quiet space to calm them emotionally.

Tips & Guidance

  • Alphabet Garden: You can incorporate the alphabet into a garden in many ways. To help little ones learn the alphabet or to design a garden area with a fun theme.
  • Dig and Smell Garden: An easy-to-grow plant with a wide variety of varieties and scents can be planted. Fragrant Geraniums or Pelargoniums are examples.
  • Rainbow Garden: It’s easy to incorporate the colors of the rainbow into a child’s garden. Young children in particular are drawn to bright colors and they add interest and appeal to a micro garden or small space.

While parents spend time with their children, they can organize their own gardens and help their children gain self-confidence.     

Insects may be encountered and some herbal remedies may be required.

Need an area where planting can be done.

The lands of the state can be used by obtaining permission or the garden can be rented.

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Sustainability-Indicators

Climate [CO2eq]

Urban green space, such as parks, playgrounds, and residential greenery, can promote reducing exposure to air pollutants, noise and excessive heat.

Social &
Economical

Urban green space, such as parks, playgrounds, and residential greenery, can promote mental and physical health and reduce morbidity and mortality in urban residents by providing psychological relaxation and stress alleviation, stimulating social cohesion, supporting physical activity

1- Towards nature | school gardens — permaculture design and … (n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2022, from https://www.towardsnature.net/school-gardens 

2- Gardens for kids – design ideas & themes. The Micro Gardener. (2021, July 18). Retrieved February 10, 2022, from https://themicrogardener.com/gardens-for-kids-design-ideas-themes/ 

3- Gardening for children. Gardening for children – Better Health Channel. (n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2022, from https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/gardening-for-children

4- Effects of urban green space on environmental … – springer. (n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2022, from https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-56091-5_11  

Authors & Editors

Deniz

Fun gardening with children​

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