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Happy Earth Day Celebrate By Planting A Garden With The Kids

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 by Maggie LaBarbera

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On April 22, more than one billion people will be celebrating National Earth Day.  The message this year is Mobilize the Earth™.

Even though we come from different backgrounds and parts of the world, we all share in common are need and respect for a healthy planet.

This year, help kids learn about the importance of taking care of the planet that takes care of us.

You can plant a garden with your child.  Planting a garden at a school or at home is recognized universally as one of the best ways to teach children of every age the life sciences, to inspire a greater desire for whole foods and generally to reconnect them with Nature.  

Planting a garden is one of the billion acts of green that you can do to show kindness to the earth.

When you plant your own fruits and vegetables, you can minimize or eliminate the use of pesticides which are not good for the planet or your children.

I asked my brother-in-law what he does to avoid pesticides and he shared with me these tips;
  • uses the hose to spray off beetles from plants
  • he manually picks bugs off plants 
  • he has some resident frogs that eat the bugs
  • he looks for organic solutions as pests appear


The price he pays for no pesticides is delicious tasting, organic, healthy, safe produce.  He also has kept his soil from getting contaminated by avoiding pesticides.

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You can take the kids to a local event celebrating the earth.  Find an Earth Day Event in your neck of the woods.

More kids garden resources:


Recommended Safety Tips When Gardening With Children

Printable Gardening Is Fun Colorful Bookmarks

Kids Garden Chronological Sorting Activity Worksheet

Kids Garden Fun Word Search Puzzle

Where Do Fruits and Vegetables Grow Matching Worksheet

Garden Picture Unscramble Word Puzzle

Kids Gardening Tools Matching Activity Sheet

Chef Solus Kids in the Garden Safety Rules Contract

Kids Fun Matching Garden Tool Activity WorkSheet


See all our kids garden printables!






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