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Nature at Home Series: Kids and Gardening

You don't need a house with a garden to be a gardener. Many of us have balconies or sunny window ledges and with recent gardening technology, such as grow lights and aquaponics the options for introducing gardening to your children are even possible when we must all stay at home.

In the last few years I have discovered the wonders of gardening and whilst I am no expert, I find a huge satisfaction growing my own vegetables or fruit as well as the feeling of calm pottering outside brings. Gardening is something all kids should be involved in; it's educational and exciting. It gives a child the opportunity to be part of nature, rather than an observer of it, and helps them comprehend that we are only part of a much larger ecosystem that we have to nurture and protect. I