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Learning About Sustainable Gardening Education

Go to any garden center and the shelves are full of pesticides, weed killers and other substances and chemicals designed to get rid of unwanted pests and weeds in our garden, leaving it looking luscious and well cared for.

But these substances are far from being good for our environment in the long run. Thatís why itís vital that sustainable gardening education teaches us better ways to look after our gardens and the environment as well.

What Exactly Is Sustainable Gardening Education?

Sustainable gardening education is simply a means of learning better ways to look after our gardens, using them to grow our own food and sustain themselves without the need to interfere with man made pesticides and other substances that can be extremely harmful, both to us and to the land itself.

This goes hand in hand with organic gardening, and we can take a big step towards teaching our families about sustainable gardening education by planting and nurturing our own vegetables.

Passing Knowledge On To Our Children

This is perhaps the best way to pass on what we know and make a difference in generations to come. A small area of the garden can be set aside and used as a vegetable patch for our children to try growing their own vegetables.

Alternatively, if space is at a premium, certain vegetables can be grown quite happily in tubs and planters on the patio or outside the back door. Not only does this activity teach children about growing healthy food naturally, without the use of man made products to advance growth, it also instils a sense of pride in them as they see the fruits of their labour.

Teaching our children about sustainable gardening education gives them a much greater understanding of where vegetables come from and how they are grown. There are many cases where children have been introduced to gardening in this way and have taken it up as a hobby at a young age.

But itís not just about growing our own food. We can also learn and teach others about creating a safe habitat for animals and birds in our own backyard gardens. A pond can provide a home to frogs, toads and other wildlife, and can teach our children about the cycle of life that occurs every day in our own gardens.

In short, sustainable gardening education is much more than a lesson on nature and our environment. It can actually protect it and ensure its safety in the future.


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