The Family Kitchen Garden

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Timber Press, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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Everyone wants healthy children who choose potatoes over chips and oranges over Oreos, but it isn't always easy to convince a picky child to try something new.

The Family Kitchen Garden
integrates the garden and kitchen in a simple, fun way that parents and children can enjoy together. By teaching kids how to garden, they will be more likely to eat what they grow -- what a rewarding way to encourage healthy foods!

Unlike other guides to gardening with children, these are not simple projects just for kids. Rather, the authors believe that kids can do -- and will enjoy -- the same type of gardening that adults do. Part One focuses on the nitty-gritty of gardening with kids: how to keep sessions short, tips on how much to grow, and important safety precautions. Part Two is a month-by-month guide on what to sow, plant, harvest, and eat. Seasonal recipes include nutritious, kid-friendly foods like parsnip chips, rhubarb cake, and homemade ketchup. Part Three is an A-Z guide to vegetables, fruit, herbs, and flowers. Icons note which are plants particularly easy to grow and suitable for young children.

The Family Kitchen Garden is for parents who want to get their kids outside and for families looking for simple ways to lead a healthier life. Grab your kids and get gardening!
  

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Review: The Family Kitchen Garden: How to Plant, Grow & Cook Together

User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

"The Family Kitchen Garden" has a delightful array of resources. The photos are delightful that accompany the month-by-month activities and glossary of fruits, vegetables and flowers. I recommend this ... Read full review

Review: The Family Kitchen Garden: How to Plant, Grow & Cook Together

User Review  - Goodreads

"The Family Kitchen Garden" has a delightful array of resources. The photos are delightful that accompany the month-by-month activities and glossary of fruits, vegetables and flowers. I recommend this ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
7
Gardening with children
13
Climate and position
21
Digging and preparing beds
27
Planting out
33
Compost
40
Mulching
46
MONTH BY MONTH
53
May late spring
77
June early summer
83
July summer
89
August late summer
95
October autumn
103
December early winter
111
FRUIT
156
Antirrhinums or snapdragons
203

February late winter
59
March early spring
65
April spring
71
Sweet Williams
209
Index
222
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About the author (2009)

Karen Liebreich is the founder and co-ordinator of the Chiswick House Kitchen Garden in West London. Her other books include The Letter in the Bottle and Fallen Order. She has a history doctorate from Cambridge University and basic horticultural qualifications from Capel Manor.

Jutta Wagner is the crop planner and designer for the Chiswick House Kitchen Garden. She started her career as a horticulturist in Bavaria, and went on to study landscape architecture at the University of Applied Science in Berlin. From 1995 until 2004 she worked for a Berlin design practice specializing in garden history and family housing projects.

Annette Wendland runs the teenage sessions at the Chiswick House Kitchen Garden. She works as a freelance photographer and studied at the London College of Printing. She specializes in architecture, food and nature photography.

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