Science of Gardening
“We look at the garden as the intersection of the natural world and humans,” says John Nimmo, associate professor and executive director of the Child Study and Development Center at the University of New Hampshire.
With that in mind, what better topic is there to nurture a child’s lifelong relationship with nature, ecology, and the outdoors? Planning, planting, and cultivating a garden demonstrates to children just how vital plants are in providing food, shelter, medicine, and oxygen for all humans on planet Earth. Gardening not only helps kids develop an appreciation for nature, but it also helps them connect with it in a deeply meaningful and interactive way.