School’s out, gardening is in
Miracle-Gro is encouraging parents who are looking for educational, outdoor things to do to start gardening with their children. In a recent survey commissioned by the leading gardening brand, 98% of parents agreed planting is a great way to get kids outside, away from gadgets and 97% say planting is a great summer activity for their child. Getting out and planting is a healthy outdoor activity according to 85% of parents’ surveyed, and almost all parents (99%) see nature as an important educational tool.
“The key to getting your kids gardening is to make it fun, simple and interactive,” said William Moss, Miracle-Gro spokesperson, urban gardener, and former teacher in the Chicago public school system. “I used gardening as a way to teach my students about science, nature and how things grow. It was a very effective and a fun tool.”
From growing vegetable gardens to small herb plants, it’s easy for parents to garden with their kids by following three simple steps: choose a lightweight, nutrient-rich soil, feed plants often, and hydrate daily.
For more great gardening tips this summer, visit: www.miraclegro.com.
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