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Young Gardener Activities

Join ATC and nationally known gardening expert Melinda Myers in exploring and enhancing our backyards and neighborhoods.

Welcome more visitors

Invite more toads, pollinators, and birds to your backyard by growing plants that provide food and shelter. And don’t forget the water. Even a few containers and a birdbath or fountain can attract these welcome visitors to even a small yard or balcony.

A young gardener’s journal

Use this young gardener’s journal to record all the fun, cool and unusual creatures you find on your walks and in your yard. Once you get started you may find you need to print more pages to write down all you see. Be sure to invite your family and friends to explore their yards and gardens too.

Gardening with kids webinar recording

Get the whole family involved growing nutritious and delicious vegetables, planting pollinator friendly gardens, and creating toad-friendly habitats. In this one-hour webinar recording and corresponding handout, Melinda Myers shares strategies for getting kids involved in gardening activities, rainy day garden activities, and some fun plants kids will want to grow and eat. Click here to watch and enter password X#bWe=0Z

Young gardener videos

Young gardener activities – bug hunt

Young gardener activities – build a toad adobe

Young gardener activities – create a pollinator paradise