Green City: Urban Gardening for Kids

Spring is almost here, and gardeners everywhere are ready to start planting.

Think you need a backyard to grow a garden? Think again!

In Flower Garden, a little girl and her father plant a special garden just for her mother and hang it somewhere the whole neighborhood can enjoy, while the budding gardeners of Anywhere Farm find growing plots in "a pan or a bucket, / a pot or a shoe, / a bin or a tin."

Or go wild with Gorilla Gardener and scatter seeds far and wide!

Check out Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table to meet a real life basketball-player-turned-urban-farmer who transformed a vacant city lot into a working farm. Then read Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix to learn how the famous food truck chef puts the harvest from community gardens to delicious use.

Ready to get growing? Urban Gardening is blooming with practical advice for planting your very first garden. Plant, Cook, Eat! will teach you how to turn what you grow into a tasty meal.

How do you celebrate spring? 

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