Organic gardening does not have to be a past time that’s just for adults. No matter their age, there’s never a bad time to get kids involved in the garden. It can be beneficial in a number of ways - from getting them outside and in the dirt to increasing their knowledge about the food they eat. And it’s very easy to get the kids involved in all aspects of organic gardening.

Talk to Them

Invite them out to the garden with you to lend a helping hand. While you are out there with them, talk to them about what you’re doing and what you’re asking them to do. The best method of getting kids involved is to make sure they understand why they’re doing something. And above all, encourage questions. Even if you don’t know the answer, you both can make a project out of looking up the answer.

Their Own Tools

Kids love to have their own tools when it comes to helping adults with just about any task around the house and, yes, in the garden. Kid-friendly tools will also make it easier for them to handle the tools and will increase the help they can give you. The tools will teach them responsibility as you teach them how to care for the tools and the importance of keeping their tools clean.

Make It Their Own

If you have older children, you can very easily get them involved by having them plant their very own garden. Not only will it instill in them responsibility, but they can also take pride in the accomplishment of planting and caring for their own organic garden.

Getting kids involved in organic gardening is easy. More likely than not, they’re already interested - you simply have to ask them to join you. They will learn so much more about their food and where it comes from. Which could make it easier on you to get them to eat their vegetables - the more involved they are in the process, the more likely they are to eat the food they’ve grown. Organic gardening can provide a great many benefits for you and your family, especially when you get the kids involved.

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Kids love to garden! My son is in his 30's now but he still helps me garden. It has been a lifelong pleasure that we two share. Love your blog!

Hi Kathy, happy to hear your son still loves to help out in the garden. Hopefully he will pass along the tradition to his kids. Thanks for your comment and kind words.

this is a good idea, though i have no child but i have lil cousin who might want to join gardening at my home...