10 Cool Chirpy Cricket Facts

Chirping crickets are commonly heard at this time of year
Crickets can often be heard in the garden at this time of year
At this time of year on a warm evening it’s not unusual to hear the loud chirping of crickets in the garden. Children are often fascinated by the loud sound that they make so here are 10 interesting facts about these noisy little bugs you can share with them: Continue reading

Tip for Keeping your Worm Farm Cool

Keep your worm farm in the shade to help keep it cool
Keep your worm farm in the shade to help keep it cool
Keeping a worm farm is not only a fun experience for kids it is also a great way to teach children about life cycles and food scrap recycling. On hot days though our poor little wiggly friends can really suffer from the heat and sadly they often perish. Here are some tips contributed by our fabulous facebook followers to help prevent this from happening: Continue reading

Holiday Fun for Kids in the Garden – Part 2

Planting in the garden
More holiday gardening ideas for kids
Last week I posted seven easy ideas to get your kids outside and active in Holiday Fun for Kids in the Garden – Part 1. This week I’ve come up with seven more ideas to keep your little green thumbs busy. Continue reading

Holiday Fun for Kids in the Garden – Part 1

Summer gardening activities for children
Holidays gardening ideas for kids

Are you looking for some great gardening  and outdoor activities to do with the kids these school holidays? Here are seven ideas to get you started and stayed tuned, we will be posting more ideas in the coming days. Continue reading

What to Plant with the Kids this Summer

Summer is perfect for growing sunflowers
Kids love sunflowers and now is the perfect time to grow them
Summer is here and it’s time to get the kids outside and in the garden planting. Here is a list of great fruit, vegies and flowers the kids will love growing: Continue reading

Ladybirds or ladybugs?

Ladybug
Ladybirds are a gardener's best friend
Not all bugs in the garden are pests. In fact many are very beneficial and the beautiful ladybird is one of them. These little creatures love to munch on sap sucking aphids, in fact they love them so much that they will consume approximately 2500-5000 during their lifetime! Continue reading

Guest Post: Tips for Gardening with Kids in Small Spaces

Kids can grow and eat produce in small spaces.
There is plenty that can be grown in small spaces for kids
This great guest post is written by Shae from Yay for Home. Shae is a stay-at-home mum with 3 amazing little girls, 1 wonderful husband, 4 chooks and 3 guinea pigs. Today she is sharing her fantastic ideas on how to garden with kids when space is an issue. Enjoy! Continue reading

Guest Post: Intergenerational Gardening – Learning from Each Other

Intergenerational gardening is great for all ages
Intergenerational gardening is great for all ages
I’m delighted to share with you today a lovely guest post written by Laura from Sustainababy. Laura is passionate about the environment and has a garden that her family has grown with the help of her son’s Nonno. Enjoy! Continue reading