Hopefully, unlike me, you have all gotten some seeds in the ground and are seeing sweet little green shoots make their way into the sunlight. But if you are like me, still struggling to get the dirt ready, this delightful family guide will help you get there.
As a kid, the vegetable garden was my territory. I was obsessive about the dirt, it had to be just right. That meant turning over the dirt several times, breaking down the clumps, and raking it out into "perfect" rows in which to plant my chosen seeds. I wasn't what you would call a disciplined kind of kiddo, but for some reason I had to be in the garden. After all, it meant the difference between pulling yummy carrots out of that carefully tended dirt or pulling up nothing.
My mom had lots of great books on gardening, but we didn't have this dandy. When I first picked it up I liked it just for the appearance. After all, grommets holding a book together looks pretty cool. Aside from the aesthetics, the book turned out to be incredibly useful.
This book is filled with a good balance of fun facts for the kids, useful information for adults, and great compost-themed games for the whole family to enjoy together.
Most of the time I channel my inner child to review books for these posts, but this time I had some help. After much time spent reading through the book in a well built blanket fort, and then putting it to the test in the garden, I can happily attest this book is very much "kid-aproved'. Oh yeah, the book also includes lots of fun stickers, and a "Worm Society" membership card, bonus!
We love this little book so much we just have to share a copy with one of you lovely readers!
For a chance to win a copy of Compost: A Family Guide to Making Soil from Scraps simply leave a comment on this post by 10am MST Thursday June 5th. The winner will be chosen by random number and announced later that day.
And the winner is Kasi who wrote:
This looks like a great book to get kids in gardening and compositing.
Thank you everyone for participating!
*Last time in Books and Stories: Garden Stories