Pocket Sized Farms
Garden Journal and Teacher's Guide Order Form
After years of gardening with children in the London area, LIFE*SPIN has produced the Pocket-Sized Farms Kid's Garden Book. Organized around the seasons the book is designed for children to use as members of a school garden club or in their own backyards. The book uses two fictional characters, the Crow and the Scarecrow, in arhyming story format to guide children through a series of important organic gardening principles. It is intended both as a source of inspiration and a learning opportunity for children. Evocatively illustrated by Jay Cassels, the book includes a number of journal pages to make garden notes as well as space for kids to design their own garden plan.
The children's book is part of a package of materials that LIFE*SPIN is developing to encourage London area schools to develop productive, inspiring gardens on currently barren school yards. We believe these spaces can be a source of healthy, organic food. The second part of the package is a Teacher's and Parent's Guide to Organic Gardening. The guide includes organic gardening advice, a number of educational activities, and specific tips for gardening with young kids.