Get Your Kids in the Garden!

Written By: Jeni Strom, Marketing & Visitors Services Coordinator

Spring is arriving and it’s time to start thinking about gardening! You can start most of your seeds indoors so when it starts to really warm up your plants will be ready to move outside!

Last week my kids and I headed out to 1000 Islands Environmental Center for a gardening class for kids. The class was free and held inside their nature center. 1000 Islands, in combination the Kaukauna Public Library, provided the seeds, dirt and egg cartons for planting. They started the class by reading two short children’s books about gardening and composting, and asked the kids questions about starting seeds and what plants need to grow. They also included a cheat sheet for us that included information on starting and germinating your seeds. This was really all about getting the kids involved in gardening and showing them the importance of being able to grow your own plants and vegetables! They had so much fun!

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Be sure to check out 1000 Islands Environmental Center for more classes like this, take a visit to the nature center, there’s plenty to see (check their site for hours), or just head out for some hiking along the river! It’s always free and such a beautiful spot!


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