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"Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, waterbugs, tadpoles, frogs & turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, hickory nuts, trees to climb, animals to pet, hayfields, pine cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets – and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of his education." -Luther Burbank 1849 - 1926
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Playing in the Garden Dirt

Dirt is a great place to play, explore and learn. Garden dirt is even better than yard dirt because you can grow delicious vegetables to eat.

If you want to have a garden close at hand, try a garden in a pot. If you have a large box, bucket or pot, turn it into a "salad garden" and plant little vegetables like lettuce, radishes, carrots and a couple flowers just for fun!

Want to get started faster? How about picking a short vine from a philadendron plant and sticking it in a glass of water to watch it sprout roots?

Or you can stick the end of a potato or sweet potato into a little water in a glass or jar and watch it sprout both leaves and roots!

KidsGardening.com is a great place to get ideas and information about how to create your own backayrd garden...or even in a flower pot.

If you need a little help, ask your parents to help. Here's even a guide for them to use to help you get started: http://kidsgardening.com/primer.asp

Go to: http://www.kidsgardening.com to discover all kinds of information that just crops up page after page!

And for some good fun in the sun and soil, try this project:

Veggie Plant Parts

http://nutritionforkids.com/vegplantparts.pdf

It even has an edible science project for you to experiment with...then eat!

For more articles about NATURE & KIDS

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Kids Learning Links
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Bird Profiles for Young Naturalists