BURLINGTON, Vt. — Local parents and educators can take advantage of “Container Gardening with Kids,” an upcoming webinar presented by KidsGardening at 7 p.m. on Sept. 6.
Charlie Nardozzi and Sarah Pounders are presenters.
“I’ve seen people do them in bathtubs or old swimming pools. There’s just a wide range. The idea is that it’s above ground. You bring in the soil and plants. Sometimes, it’s an easy way to get started if you don’t have space or you just have a yard that is maybe not the best suited. Or you may have a balcony or at a school if you’re trying to find something small.”
Container gardening can be inexpensive, and it also can be expensive.
“It’s one of those things that are flexible and wide range,” she said.
“It’s just kind of giving people an idea what kind containers they can use, what soil is best, what plants are good, giving them some ideas about teaching through container gardens.”
FUN FOR KIDS
Container gardening works well with kids because of its ease and access.
“Especially for parents and teachers that have never gardened before,” Pounders said.
“A larger garden might be overwhelming. This is a good way to dip your feet into it. It’s also good because its mobile. For instance, I have seen schools who might not be allowed a permanent installation or they need the flexibility to move them around.”
START WITH BASICS
Container gardening can be accomplished in small spaces such as a courtyard.