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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


May 1, 2004 - Issue 112


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Favorite Sites


collected by Paul and Vicki


Spring is here and it's time to get out of the house and into the garden. I've learned that most adult gardeners started their hobby as children. And the good gardening experiences we give our kids today become great gardening memories tomorrow. Hopefully, these five site picks will inspire your family (or your classroom) to put down your keyboards and plant something tasty, beautiful, or both.

Composting for Kids
"Composting is fun! It's also easy. Let's learn about how we make compost and how we use it to grow beautiful gardens." Learning how to compost was one of the very first tasks I took on when we moved into our big-yard house. Not only is it satisfying to create our own nutritious mulch for the vegetables and flowers, but it is also ecologically and economically sound. Kids (and parents) can learn how in this simple slide presentation.

FamilyFun: Gardening Projects
These six fun craft projects take gardening one step further. For example, craft number two is a sock mouse for your cat with catnip you've grown yourself. My favorite is a practical joke done with a pickle. "The object here is to astound your friends with a little horticultural sleight of hand. They'll be in a pickle wondering how you managed to squeeze that great big vegetable through that skinny little bottleneck." Click through to page six to learn more.
Built by the National Gardening Association for both families and teachers, is my pick of the day. It offers great primers (see Parent's Primer and School Greenhouse Guide), searchable articles and FAQs, curriculum, and a free monthly newsletter titled KidsGarden E-mail News. For e-cards and beautiful floral wallpaper, jump over to sister site (you'll find a link at the bottom of any page) and look for "Free Stuff" in the left-hand column.

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Students And Teachers Against Racism announces their new website that offers insight into the Native American perspective to teachers and educators.

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