By Summer Miller
Photography by Carole Topalian
Gardening with children can be a wonderful experience. All it requires is a few tips, a little creativity and willingness to get dirty. At Edible Omaha, we’ve compiled a list of garden ideas, resources and tips to make this year’s growing season a great one for you and your kids. A theme garden is a wonderful way to engage kids in lessons about healthy eating habits, the alphabet or their five senses.
Grow Your Own Pizza
If you have the space to spare, planting a garden in the shape of a pizza slice is a fun and easy way to get kids excited about digging in the dirt and helping with dinner. Use sticks or whatever you have around the house to stake the area, then plant vegetables and herbs that would go on your child’s favorite piece of pizza—oregano, basil, garlic, tomatoes, onion and peppers are a great place to start. Remember, this is about letting go and having fun, not about perfection. If your children want to plant some cheese to see what will happen, let them. When the time comes to harvest the fruits of your labor remind your children … Read More