The Wonderful World of Soil

Happy Earth Day Week!

Just take a moment to think about this statistic:


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A few weeks ago, I attended an extremely informative class about soil at our local arboretum. To garden successfully, the first step to take is to build healthy soil. Both the "how" and "why" we add organic matter to our garden beds are important lessons to teach children. After all, it takes up to 500 years to build one inch of topsoil.

To help you and your family celebrate Earth Day, I have compiled a great list of books and awesome websites geared towards children ages 4-11 to help them learn all about the wonderful world of soil.