Take learning outdoors and empower young readers to plant their own gardens while digging deeper into related science and history lessons in this soil-to-supper book designed for kids and adults to use together.
Packed with hands-on activities, fun projects, and fresh recipes, this colorful gardening guide provides opportunities for kids to observe, explore, and ask questions while engaging their natural curiosity about nature. These lessons are great for aspiring gardeners in zones 3–5, whether working with a whole yard, a community or school garden, or just a balcony.
Written by a teacher, the book includes engaging lessons about the science of climate, soil, and pollinators and connections to history through the stories of First Nations and immigrant gardeners. Told through the author’s family stories and experience, Seeds in Soil will get kids and adults having fun in the garden!
About the author
Susan Apps-Bodilly is the author of One Room Schools and coauthor with Jerry Apps of Old Farm Country Cookbook. She has been an elementary and middle school educator in rural and urban school districts in Wisconsin and Ohio and currently teaches second grade.