A Garden of His Own
We've given Burl an area in the garden all to himself. This is his little space, where he chooses what to grow and is in charge of tending it. I help him of course, because everything's always better when we're together. We carefully planted his favorite foods: sugar snap peas, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkins and strawberries. And every time he finds a worm in the yard I hear him yell, "Oh, Mama!", as he carries it to his garden.
It's his learning garden. I certainly don't expect this little area to produce a great yield. In fact, I've already seen him ride his tricycle through it a dozen times or so. But he has fun watching it, watering it, and pulling the plants up out of it :). My little botanist, how I love watching him grow.
A few links
The Sierra Club
The Learning Garden