• Activities,  Cottage School

    Gardening With Children

    As Mary in “The Secret Garden” knows, there is something to having a “bit of earth” to tend to and see what you can coax to grow.   Growing up, one of the lessons I (Amelia) absorbed without even knowing was being taught was the joy that comes from gardening. My memories of visits to my grandparents house are highlighted with the activity of what was going on in the garden. One summer, the lesson was helping my Grandpa pick blackberries and learning first hand about the defense system of thorns with which the blackberry bush is equipped. Another summer was spent learning how to work hard and pick baskets and…