Gardening with Emma: Grow and Have Fun: A Kid-to-Kid Guide

Gardening with Emma: Grow and Have Fun: A Kid-to-Kid Guide

by Emma Biggs, Steven Biggs


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612129259
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 667,193
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Emma Biggs and her father Steven Biggs are the co-authors of Gardening with Emma. A 13-year-old with a passion for gardening, Emma shares her kid-focused gardening ideas at events, on radio shows, and on her blog. In 2017, she grew 68 different varieties of tomatoes. Steven is a writer specializing in gardening, farming, and food production, and has published articles in magazines including Trellis, Small Farm Canada, Garden Making, and Edible Toronto. He lectures frequently at gardening events across Canada and blogs at Emma, Steven, and the rest of their family live in Toronto.

Table of Contents

Why I Wrote This Book
Chapter 1: Garden ABCs
Chapter 2: Great Gardens for Kids
     A to Z Garden
     For Color Lovers
     Rainbow Veggies
     Grow a Flower Stand
     Tickling Garden
     Totally Tasty Tomatoes
     Grow a Pizza
     A Garden of Sounds
     A Giant’s Garden
     Cool Containers
     Weird and Wonderful "Wow!" Garden
     Make a Play Space
     Garden on Straw
     Birds, Bees, and Butterflies
     Build a Bug Garden
     Backyard Fruit Plants
     Flowers that Look, Smell, and Taste Good
     Small Surprises
     Delightful Discoveries
Chapter 3: A Bit of Practical Advice
Chapter 4: Fall and Winter Garden Fun
Metric Conversions

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Gardening with Emma: Grow and Have Fun: A Kid-to-Kid Guide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Reancont 1 days ago
Captivating, very attractive and with refreshing children's perspective I loved reading this book, it is very well presented with colorful images, the reading is enjoyable and refreshing from Emma's point of view. It has interesting information that was unknown to me, I did not know about grafted vegetables and I found it surprising. She also shares with us her drawings, creative ideas, and photos with her brothers from her Emma's garden, which made me feel close to the author and appreciate her innocent authenticity. In this book Emma and her family inspire you to have your garden at home, to enjoy fun varieties of vegetables and fruits, suggestions of edible flowers, practical tips for your garden, to discover the richness of life in the garden including the birds and the beneficial insects that keep it healthy and in balance, even shows us how to build feeders and bugs and bird houses . I was interested in the book because I have a 6-year-old boy and we planted some things in the garden. My intention has been to sensitize him to the plants as beneficial sentient beings and that he realizes his importance as a source of healthy organic food. I think it's very important that my child does not fall into irresponsible consumerism and feel appreciation for nature. I have taught him to thank the plant for its fruit and give us its life in the case of vegetables, tubers, etc. It is wonderful to see the wonderment in his eyes and enjoyment at every step, since the seedlings germinate, grow and bear fruit. My sincere appreciation to the Publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to review the book