Gardening Fun for Kids

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C'mon spring, get here quick so kids can dig into fun they can watch grow!

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

nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com
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
riverbendnurseries.com
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

Various Programs
growenrichment.org
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.
Cheekwood, Nashville
cheekwood.org
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

Various Programs
gcnashville.org
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

Various Programs
homedepot.com
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!

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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