Photo courtesy of GROW Enrichment.
As we get closer and closer to spring, your kids can start getting excited about gardening fun in their backyards and around town. Here are a few local happenings and resources to get you going:
NASHVILLE LAWN AND GARDEN SHOW
March 1 – 4
The Fairgrounds, Nashville
This year’s theme is “Guerilla Gardening and the Urban Jungle.” New this year is an entire lineup of fun activities for kids of all ages during each day of the show. Activities include bluebird house making, stories, meeting live animals (including baby chicks), creating mini gardens, sunflower activities and more.
RIVERBEND KIDS’ CLUB
Every Third Saturday at 10 a.m.
Riverbend Nurseries, Franklin
This year’s focus is gardening projects for children. Each month includes a different theme. It’s for all ages and costs $5.
GROW Enrichment is a Nashville-area nonprofit with a focus on community development through urban agricultural and nature conservation education. Ongoing programs include those for homeschool students, public workshops throughout the year, summer day camps for kids and more.
TUESDAYS FOR TOTS
Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Toddlers and preschoolers with their parents can can explore garden and art fun each week, March – October. Fun for budding botanists! Included with gate admission ($20 adults, $13 ages 3 – 17, free ages 2 & younger).
GARDEN CLUB OF NASHVILLE
Find gardening tips on the website, plus native plant sales around town — useful for helping your kids plant special gardens in their backyards. Check the website often for workshop and other events in the spring, summer and fall.
HOME DEPOT KIDS’ GARDENING CLUB
Use the handy resources at the Home Depot site to help your kids plant and maintain their own fun gardens. They’re sure to get a kick out of planting their own pizza gardens!