Gardening as a family? Try these ideas to make it a great experience!

Gardening ideas for your whole family

A relatively new gardener wrote to us recently about the impact that gardening was having on his whole family. He was inspired to share the links below to help other families and junior gardeners.    

Luke says “This might sound strange, but a garden changed my life. My wife started a garden last year, and while I knew there were physical and mental benefits to the hobby, I never expected it to have such a wide positive impact on my entire family. Our diets have improved, we get plenty of exercise and sunshine from garden work, our collective stress is at an all-time low, and my kids are now actually excited about eating healthy. We’ve even inspired other neighbors to follow suit!

My hope is that I can inspire your audience, too. These are some great resources on gardening that I thought would be great for your site.”

So thanks to Luke, here are some links for families who want to garden together:

10 Best Garden Crops for Beginners

Gardening with Kids: How It Affects Your Child’s Brain, Body and Soul

How to Get Your Children Excited About Gardening

The Guide to Garden Maintenance & Improvement

By Hook or By Crook: Gardening with Disabilities

How to Start Your Own Urban Garden

Growing Connections: Gardening with Seniors

The Ultimate Guide to Turning Your Home’s Yard into a Community Garden

And thanks to Tina, of www.garden.loka.com,

here’s The Complete Truth about Gardening with Kids