Kid's Garden Adventure Kit
Lots to Discover Inside the Box!
|Book Size||280 x 250 x 45 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||Reed New Holland|
|Release Date||1 Nov 2012|
|Subject Classification||Children's & young adult: general non-fiction / Practical interests (Children's/YA) / Gardening (Children's/YA)|
This book is for adventurous kids and their parents, who want to explore the nature that grows in their local environment. The activities are designed for boys and girls, and range from easy to tricky in their levels. Children will discover the magic of growing, the different properties that plants have, how to track the sun, how to plant vegetables from the things we have in our kitchens already, how to gather moss, how to create a terrarium and more.
Chapters include: Growing & Exploring; Collecting; Making & Creating. Learn about Magic Nasturtiums, how to make an egg head or a living moss garden and even how to change the colour of a flower.
The kit contains a fully illustrated colour book, packed with 25 activities for the garden, park and outdoors; a garden trowel, to dig and plant; a compass to track the sun with, a ruler to measure seedlings and a special UV torch to explore nightlife and animal markings. Each activity includes instructions on what is needed to get started, 6 easy steps explaining what to do and each step is accompanied by a photograph.
All you need to get going outdoors, the kit comes in a small suitcase with a plastic handle and is perfect for children over the age of 6.
Don Burke, the ‘face’ of Australian gardening, has been growing vegies and keeping chooks ever since he was a kid. He graduated as a horticulturist and tree surgeon and is a life-long gardener. Born and raised in Sydney, Don Burke is an Australian television and radio personality and author of over 10 books on gardening including best sellers The Lazy Gardener and Organic. He is best known as the long time host of the extremely successful Logie-award winning Burke's Backyard, which began in 1987 and ran for 17 years on Channel 9. He also produced Backyard Blitz and Renovation Rescue which were also highly successful and nationally awarded programs which launched the careers of many of well-known tv personalities. Don was a former board member of Landcare Australia and is active in community and environment-related roles. He became the Chair of the Australian Environment Foundation in July 2005 and is editor-in chief of Burke’s Backyard Magazine which continues to sell nationally.