It is springtime again and for us, that means a shift from short days and cold nights to longer days and nighttime temperatures that will continue to rise throughout the summer. Many of our trees are starting their first flush and the soil is warming up enough to turn over. The longer, sunnier days are begging us to shake off that winter funk and get outside together as a family.
Gardening is the perfect way to put some spring in our collective step.
Children thrive with time spent outside digging in the soil with their hands, or with a stick that fits the bill perfectly. For them, it is about time spent together as a family and the chance to feel that they are part of the natural world and you don’t need a large plot or a farm to do the trick. Start with what you have, whether it is a small bit of space reserved in your yard or some containers on your balcony. Believe it or not, you don’t even need a green thumb; just match yourself with plants that can thrive on what you can offer, and go for it.