At Terra Gardens, we love to encourage our customers to be successful in their gardens. We also love to encourage future generations to take an interest in their environment by being active in the garden.
Here are some ways to help our little “Critters”, as one of our gardening experts lovingly refers to them as, get into the gardening spirit.
- DIY Newspaper Planters
- Make a daisy chain
- Make a self-watering pot
- Make a fairy garden
- Grow eggheads
Great sources of learning & encouragement for our young planters:
Inaturalist is a place where you can record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world.
Provides children, their families and teachers with information, projects and solutions to help conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
A new PBS website teaches kids ages 6 to 9 how they can help take care of the earth. Animated characters use games and activities to present facts about ecosystems and pollution. Children can build their own “EekoCreature” and help it overcome environmental problems.
Species fact sheets, “wild games”, web of life, how kids can help defend the environment, even a Wildlife Adoption Center.
Children of the Earth
Promotes a greater understanding and respect for animals, plants, water, soil, air and energy systems. Helps children comprehend the positive and negative environmental effects of our actions.
Click on any section of Recycle City that you want to tour, or click on the Dumptown Game. You can create your own Recycle City scavenger hunt or go to the Activities area and see other ways you can explore Recycle City. A great way for kids to learn the basics of recycling.
The “Treetures” are tiny guardians of the forest who teach about trees and how important they are to the environment. Try out tree-themed activities, listen to the Treeture theme song, or send a TreeMail message to your favorite character.
Green Guide for Kids
Provides children, their families and teachers with information, projects and solutions to help keep the planet green. It also exposes readers to environmental issues around the world as well as right in their own backyard.