Gardening With Kids: Opening Eyes and Doors
Humans are hard-wired to receive sensory input from nature. Our yards – gardens, landscaping and wild places – offer boundless opportunities to learn from and engage with the natural world.
So why do so many yards look like McDonald’s parking lots minus the asphalt? “Plant it and forget it” landscaping just sits there doesn’t engage anybody. No wonder kids migrate indoors.
We need to plant experiences, open doors to discovery and fill our yards with mystery, awesome plants, places to hide, opportunities for daydreaming and exploration.
Please join me at The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons in Bridgehampton, NY at 2:00 on Sunday, June 9.
I’ll show simple ways to engage minds, bodies and senses to create yards that will delight kids and grownups alike.