Friday, January 29, 2010

A Fun Giveaway for Gardening with Children

Gardening with my children is one of the things I am most looking forward to as the weather warms. Truly, there is nothing like getting down and dirty with seeds and plants and learning how things grow and where food comes from... I really don't think there is any activity we do that is more educational or prepares them more to live a happy and worthwhile life.

Children's seed collections

So I am truly thrilled to be able to host my first giveaway for something so near and dear to my heart. My friends at Nature's Crossroads have put together these adorable children's seed collections. They come in a reusable tin case, and come with seeds and instructions for different child-centered gardening projects. One is a Sunflower Fort Collection, and the other is a Magic Fairy Garden. Don't you just love it? You can see their entire children's gardening line here.

Seed collection boxes

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment -- and answer the following question:

What do you think children learn most in the garden?

I'll close the comments at 9pm EST Sunday night. Good luck!


And the winners are...

For the Sunflower Fort seed collection... Myrannda!

And for the Magic Fairy Garden seed collection... Adrienne!

Congratulations, ladies, and have fun growing things with your little ones.


  1. Laura, this is an awesome giveaway...I just told Jeff that I wanted to make a patch in our backyard into a fairy garden!!

  2. I think they learn gentleness. It takes thoughtful nurturing to grow something from a tiny seed.What a wonderful giveaway, Laura. Thank you for the opportunity.

  3. This is a placeholder entry for Amy, whose comment wouldn't go through. If this happens to anyone else, email me and I will make sure you're entered! :)

  4. These are so cute and Cadence would love this! And for your question, I think they learn patience, and that there really are magical things out there. There's just something truly extrodinary about watching it go from this tiny little seed to these awesome plants.

  5. I think children learn the cycle of life, but more importantly, I think children learn that all things have purpose life (even the tiniest of seeds).
    PS - these are VERY cute!

  6. My son learns patience, committment, and reward! We tried to to a sunflower fort last year, but the growing season was not hte best. Maybe this year! :)

  7. A sense of wonder. I mean, how amazing is it that a tiny seed can grow and bloom!

  8. Just found your blog. We are going to try a garden this year for the first time. I think my son will be facinated with the science end and my daughter will be thrilled to get dirty!

  9. They learn to appreciate the time spent to grow and cultivate veggies...and how the whole growth process works...I still am facinated, I can only imagine HOW amazed our little ones are.
    Lovely giveaway!