With summer here and holiday options limited, many of us will be looking for more ways to draw the kids outside for a break from the ever-increasing screen time.
If that’s familiar, then look no further than The Little Grower’s Cookbook by Ghillie James and Julia Parker, a fabulous book full of inventive and educational projects that encourages children to discover the joy of growing and using vegetables and flowers.
This book of simple and sustainable gardening activities, recipes and weekend fun for every season, brings nature closer to home.
More about The Little Grower’s Cookbook
The Little Grower’s Cookbook uses repurposed and recycled materials and all the activities are environmentally friendly.
The weekend fun projects include innovative ideas like creating little pots of sunshine (planting flower seeds in homemade pots); magical flower potions (creating your own flower-scented water); hosting a butterfly banquet to planting your own packed lunch or building a bug hotel. Little Grower’s facts are scattered throughout the book with ideas like growing your own pizza box. There are simple step-by-step instructions and the book is packed with charming photography.
You don’t need a big garden or a big budget. All of these projects will teach and inspire children to look at what’s around them in the natural world.
Photography by Ali Allen