Miles' & Ella's Growing Garden

Miles' & Ella's Growing Garden

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Carrie McBride
Jun 15, 2010

Names: Miles (3) & Ella (1)
Location: Shawnee, OK

We started a garden space from scratch this spring, hoping to create both a functional garden and a place the kiddos could enjoy while we tended to it. We've made it kid friendly by building a "fort" for them to play under and we're growing vines up it to provide shade.

We've also incorporated some of their favorite Sesame Street characters in to teach about the various plants. It gets major giggles and "ooooo's" from our 1-year-old, Ella.

We're in this space every morning and night. Miles asks frequently, "Can we go out and play in da garden? Let's go check on da garden!" It's truly become our outdoor destination for digging, playing in the water, reading and even "shopping"! In fact, Ella's learning to walk behind the tiny shopping cart we fill with produce each day.

We look forward to expanding the area next spring and coming up with even more ways for the kids to enjoy the gardening experience. They're learning so much while they play!

Thanks Miles and Ella!

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