Our Year In the Garden {Global Gardens}

Two weeks ago (or something close to that) I posted about our garden and a few books we are using in the gardening process. One book several of you asked about was the Our Year in the Garden journal. At the time, there really wasn’t a way for me to share more in regards to how you could order one. The journal is produced by the non-profit Global Gardens. Global Gardens is ‘dedicated to empowering students and communities through hands on science education.”

There are 4 Global Garden sites in the Tulsa area. Chris and I visited one a few years ago. It was incredible. Students create and plant gardens (and now some include bees & chickens) – in the process they are learning about science, community, health and the environment. I am not sure how I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of the journals, but I somehow I did. The journal is BIG – there are so many activities included. We have one journal and have been working through it as a family. I’m pretty excited to have this documentation of our garden and the process this year.

Global Gardens now has a pre-order option for journals available in June – so for all of you that were asking…you can click here to pre-order one! All the proceeds go towards the mission of Global Gardens and towards providing journals for kids in their after school programs.

We are skipping around the journal based on which kid I have working on a certain page. I knew my 8 year old would be perfect for the task of creating a garden sign.

4.15GardenSign-1I found a piece of scrap wood that was once in my grandpa’s garage – the grandpa that was a master gardener. It seemed like a good fit. My son began sketching out his design.4.15GardenSign-34.15GardenSign-4After he drew all the details, it was time to paint. Originally, my plan was for him to make the sign completely on his own. He really didn’t want the task of painting, so I agreed to help him on that part. He sat next to me and chose every color and detail. It was really fun to get to make it with him instead of just watching him – it is something we will both remember doing together.4.15GardenSign-54.15GardenSign-84.15GardenSign-10It is pretty much the best garden sign I have ever seen. His creativity in designing the letters blows me away. The Campbell Garden has never looked so good ~ now just to get stuff growing!

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***If you are interested in pre-ordering a journal (available in June), click here. I was not asked to promote the journal here – I’m just really excited about it and am confident other parents would enjoy using it with their kids too!

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