24 Days of Giveaways - Day 16 Kate Messner

24 Days of Giveaways - Day 16 Kate Messner

Giveaway 16

Successive generations of Canadians are less aware of where their food actually comes from. Through no fault of their own, we have moved to a fast food world, where every conceivable veggie and fruit is readily available at your local supermarket regardless of the season.  Perhaps a bright side to the shut in of 2020 is that people are ready to reestablish this connection.  We have seen evidence of double digit increases in the number of folks growing at least some of their own food.  

Children’s books play such an important role in teaching and motivating younger ones to dig in and understand how things work.  Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt, is a great example of explaining how the ecosystem that is your garden works to younger children.   It tells the story of the garden being full of life and wondrous things.  From bugs and bees to worms and weather, that all work together and are equally important.  Kate Messner writes in a very poetic fluid style that begs to be read in whispered tones in a darkened room at bedtime.  And the illustrations harken back to a simpler time with vintage inspired muted tones. 

Marigold, Bee Balm and Swiss Chard

Our Day 16 Giveaway is Kate Messner’s Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt.  A warming tale of gardening with grandma.  In order to promote children learning about the garden we are also including seed packs of Swiss Chard, which your children will love to see rise from the soil in fabulous colours, Bee Balm Lemon Mint, which is sure to attract attention, and Jedi Orange Marigolds that will have butterflies swooning over them this summer.  

For a chance to win leave a comment below.  In your message share your thoughts on teaching the next generation about gardening, or share your own story of wonderment in the garden, anything really, as long as it's meant to pick people up.  EASY.  This giveaway is open to anyone with a Canadian shipping address. Contest is open December 16th for 24 hours. Closes December 16th at midnight PT. 

Of course, if you know someone who would be inspired to (or is already) teach the next generation of gardeners, please share!

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Book:  Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt
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