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The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: the contest

Maintaining a garden while raising kids may seem a daunting task. But kids can make great gardening companions, and the benefits of including them are impossible to ignore. Gardening gets kids outdoors and away from television and video games, increases their connection to nature, and helps build enthusiasm for fresh fruits and vegetables. The presence and involvement of children becomes the real harvest of a family garden. The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids draws on years of experience to help parents integrate the garden, no matter its scope or scale, into their family life.

Where to buy

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The contest

We're giving away everything you need to get your kids outside and having fun:

  • A set of kids' garden tools from YeoMini (including gloves and everything pictured at right)
  • Sunblock and bug repellant from California Baby
  • Seed packs from Seed Savers Exchange (Titan and Taiyo sunflowers, and Ladybird nasturtiums)
  • A copy of The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids

Sorry, the contest ended July 20, but you can sign up for our emails to be notified of future contests.

Project: Planet-Friendly Paper Pots

Make paper pots with your kids to learn about reusing a common piece of household trash. You can purchase a wooden pot maker Read more or use a full, unopened 5.5-ounce juice can.

Project: Cornhusk Dolls

Using dry cornhusks to make dolls — or even action figures! — is an activity that has delighted kids for hundreds Read more of years, yet is every bit as fun today.

No purchase necessary. One winner will be chosen at random. Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, 18 years or older, as of 6/20/2012. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on 7/20/2012. Void where prohibited. By entering the contest, you also sign up for Timber Press emails, which are sent out about once a week and contain contest and book information. You can unsubscribe at any time using links provided in the emails. The information provided will be used by Timber Press only to contact the winner and will not be given to a third party. Paper pots photo © John Fisher. Cornhusk dolls photo © Whitney Cohen.