Urban Sensory Garden

Homeschooler, How Does Your Garden Grow?

With spring just around the corner, my thoughts are turning to the garden. We live in the city, so we have a tiny backyard garden and we need to make the most of our space. In the six years that we have lived in our row house, we have had some variety of garden just about every year. I love having a garden. It gives us an excuse to get off technology and get out side. I have a secret. I like playing in dirt. I love running the dirt through my fingers and breaking up the clumps. I even …

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Are you doing a garden this year? We are going to make an effort to do a garden again this year.  It has been hit and miss since the twins were born, but they might just be able to understand it this year (they are turning 3 in May). I thought it would be super fun to do a garden where the kids can participate fully and I don’t care to much if it gets destroyed. At least we’ll start there and see how far we get. Five kids, small backyard, lots of mud… could be fun? One of my …

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Major Changes to the Garden

We discovered a few weeks ago that our son Zion is allergic to bees (Around the Brown House) and we had to rethink our garden. Here are some before pictures. The back row is beans, which are way bigger now, and in front of the beans are a few random tomatoes. The right hand corner is rhubarb, which we have picked down to nothing at least 3 times now. The right hand side is peas that are finally growing. The center section in the rock circle was flowers because it was impossible to weed or pick vegetables in there. Around …

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Around The Brown House

Sickness and the Bee Sting We have climbed the mountains of sickie laundry, disinfected the house from top to bottom and lived to tell about it. I think everyone is finally over the flu and Zion has recovered from his bee sting. We do have a bit more news about the bee sting allergy. When I was on the phone with the nurse this past week, she mentioned that the next time Zion gets a bee sting it could be fatal. We will be making an appointment with the allergist very soon to get official testing done and an another …

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Planting The Garden

Work began this week in our little Urban Sensory Garden. Jonah (my husband) dug the pathway up and rebuilt the little rock border. He tilled all the dirt and made the garden ready for planting. Our garden is very small. What you see in these pictures is all of the garden. There is about that much space again that is a big slab of cement. On the cement slab (so becoming of a sensory garden) there is a large plastic boat that used to be a sandbox but is now filled with outside toys. There is also a rabbit hutch …

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Urban Sensory Garden

Every year we create a little Urban Sensory Garden to enhance our home learning experience and meet the needs of our kids who need sensory input (we have autism in the family). What is a sensory garden? Sensory Garden Sensory Garden For Kids Teach Kids About Sensory Plants In The Garden How To Create A Sensory Garden How To Choose Plants For A Child’s Sensory Garden Sensory Plants Sensory Gardens Creating A Sensory Garden Making A Sensory Garden (PDF) Kids Gardening Create Your Own Sensory Garden I can’t wait to write more about this topic as we get going on …

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Things To Do This Year…

These are the things I would like us to explore this year: growing sprouts in a jar making plantable paper making garden mosaic stepping stones and plant pots growing an indoor herb window garden planning and planting our fall garden planning and planting our spring garden starting seeds indoors as needed for our garden exploring ideas for the boys to make a little money through our homeschool garden discuss ways that we can label our garden plants that won’t be ruined by rain finish harvesting our spring garden and discuss what worked and what didn’t

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