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Tomato plants flourish in straw bales, and no weeds or weeding! Check out the straw-bale gardening movement that has become one of this summer's hottest gardening trends. (AP Photo/Cool Springs Press, Tracy Walsh/Poser Design)

A great way to encourage children to write for an authentic purpose, handmade garden markers...

ID Tech Camps - computer camps held at SMU - expensive!

When and How to Plant Potatoes

Year-Round Gardening: Our Best Plans for Greenhouses, Hoop Houses, Cold Frames and More

Great tips on how to plant seeds with kids, with nature study ideas

Off Grid Info - Food Independence - Where To Get Heirloom Seeds - Non-GMO Seeds - Organic Seeds

A good picture book and time spent outside exploring autumn with our little scientists... What could be better?

Great tips on germinating seeds with the little gardeners in our lives...

enough to heat a garage.....this site tells you how to do it with soda cans ... heat a greenhouse or coop

Gardening with Kids: Plant & Garden Books for Children - All Our Days

A list of flowers you might want to plant in with your veggies and why from Homestead Revival

Planting Sunflowers with Toddlers. Includes books and activity too!

a Garden Treasure Jar made withflat bottom marbles & jars, to give color to the garden

27 DIY Garden Markers - even parents will have fun making some of these!

Books About Seeds for Kids...great for Letter S, spring, seeds or garden activities

Previous pinner wrote, "Saw this awesome tip on a permaculture blog. The author describes that when the Summer sun is too much for the lettuces to bear one can use trellis to shelter them , Now this trellis is used as cucumber plant's support structure. Hitting 2 birds in one shot."