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Children's Gardens
A Guide to Selected Resources


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poster. showing two bare-foot children with a wheelbarrow full of vegetables.
Helping Hoover in our U.S. school garden. World War I public service poster.
Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress.


Bales, Susan Frutig. Ready, set, grow: a guide to gardening with children. New York, Macmillan USA, c1996. 130 p.
   SB457.B265 1996

Brennan, Georgeanne, and Ethel Brennan. The children’s kitchen garden: a book of gardening, cooking, and learning. Berkeley, CA, Ten Speed Press, 1997. 146 p.
    Bibliography: p.
    141.SB457.B66 1997

Bull, Jane. The gardening book. London, New York, DK Pub., 2003. 47 p.
   SB457.B74 2003

Carlson, Laurie. Green thumbs: a kid’s activity guide to indoor and outdoor gardening. Chicago, Chicago Review Press, c1995. 132 p.
   SB457.C27 1995

Hardesty, Constance. Grow your own pizza! gardening plans and recipes for kids. Golden, CO, Fulcrum Kids, c2000. 128 p.
   SB457.H34 2000

Junior master gardener handbook. College Station, TX, JMG Kids, c1999. 186 p.
   SB457.J86 1999

Lopez, Ruth Kantor. Gardens for growing people: a guide to gardening with children. Point Reyes, CA, Gardens for Growing People, c1990. 99 p.
   SB457.L77 1990

Lovejoy, Sharon. Roots, shoots, buckets & boots: gardening together with children. New York, Workman Pub., c1999. 159 p.
   Bibliography: p. 158-159.
   SB457.L827 1999

Ocone, Lynn. The National Gardening Association guide to kids’ gardening: a complete guide for teachers, parents and youth leaders. New York, Wiley, 1990. 148 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.  
   SB457.O24 1990

Richardson, Beth. Gardening with children. Newtown, CT, Taunton Press, 1998. 153 p.
   SB457.R484 1998

Walheim, Lance, and the Sunset editors. Best kids garden book. Menlo Park, CA, Sunset Pub. Corp., c1992. 96 p.
   SB457.W24 1992


Backyard Wildlife Habitat, from the National Wildlife Federation

Container Gardening With Children, from Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

Gardening With Children, from Colorado State U., Denver Co. Cooperative Extension

JMG, the Junior Master Gardener Web site, from the National Gardening Association

KinderGarden, from Texas A&M University, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences

A Sampling of Children’s Gardens: For a fuller listing, see the National Registry of Children’s Gardens, from the American Horticultural Association:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Children’s Garden

Camden Children’s Garden, Camden, PA

Children’s Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden

Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, New York Botanical Garden

Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden

Compiled by Alison P. Kelly, May, 2004

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