Children's garden plots foster autonomy, responsibility, and a lifetime passion for the activity. As a child, my mom set aside a plot for me, that was my own. I got to plant what I wanted, where I wanted. I filled the space with tiny stone animal planters. It gave me something to do and a space to do it, while my parents worked on the larger garden. Keep it Simple, Sister (K.I.S.S.) has a great guide to creating this space for your child.
There are SO many reasons for kids to get out in the garden. Here are just 5! Gardens promote responsibility, encourage picky eaters to try new foods, and are a great setting for experiential math & science lessons!