Thirteen-year-old Emma Biggs is passionate about gardening and eager to share her passion with other kids!Gardening with Emma is a kid-to-kid guide to growing healthy food and raising the coolest, most awesome plants while making sure there’s plenty of fun. With plants that tickle and make noise, tips for how to grow a flower stand garden, and suggestions for veggies from tiny to colossal, Emma offers a range of original, practical, and entertaining advice and inspiration. She provides lots of useful know-how about soil, sowing, and caring for a garden throughout the seasons, along with ways to make play spaces among the plants. Lively photography and Emma’s own writing (with some help from her gardening dad, Steve) capture the authentic creativity of a kid who loves to be outdoors, digging in the dirt.
|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 www.stevenbiggs.ca. Emma, Steven, and the rest of their family live in Toronto.
Table of Contents
Why I Wrote This BookChapter 1: Garden ABCsChapter 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 DiscoveriesChapter 3: A Bit of Practical AdviceChapter 4: Fall and Winter Garden Fun Metric Conversions
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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