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Recommended: School Library Journal, Video Librarian, California School Garden Network and the North American Association for Environmental Education.

Official Selection Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival

Covers all elementary plant life science standards.

Hands-on Horticulture. Wacky, wild and full of wonder, Kids in the Garden, is a colorful new 15-part DVD series for young gardeners that will inspire kids to get their hands dirty. Join Nick Hardcastle as he puts the fun in fungi, makes a mini terrarium jungle, and acts like a vegetable allowing viewers to discover just how strange and intriguing gardening can be. These programs encourage environmental stewardship and promote a healthy lifestyle while the kids (and adults) enjoy discovering the science of our natural world. Each program includes hands on activities with project lists.

Soil  (Create A Worm Farm)

Did you even realize that the ground you’re walking on is alive? In fact, a tiny handful of soil could contain millions of living things: insects, microscopic bugs and bacteria, as well as rocks that have been crushed over time by the elements. We'll talk about soil types, nutrients, compost and how wonderful worms are.

Seeds  (Grow Sprouts From Seeds)

Can you believe that you can hold in your hands what could be a forest of trees? A tiny little seed could potentially grow into the world’s tallest tree. Students will learn what seeds are, how they are spread, how they develop into plants, and their role in maintaining a green world.

Flowers  (Press Your Favorite Flower)

From tiny daisies to huge sunflowers, flowers bloom in countless shapes and sizes. And their colors are just as varied and magnificent. Discussions include flower types, diversity, propagation, and the role of insects.

Leaves  (Use Leaves to Create Gift Cards)

Autumn is definitely the best time to look at leaves. They are important to a plant’s life, but also to our life. They take all that carbon dioxide that we breathe out, and create new, clean oxygen for us to breathe in. And amazingly, they are the only living thing that can produce its own food. The program provides an overview of photosynthesis, the role of chlorophyll, the affect of the environment on leaf type and life after death as compost.

How Plants Work  (Sow A Wheat Grass Lawn)
One of the most distinctive things about our planet is that it’s so green. Green equals plants, plants equals life. Plants play an importan role in our life support system. We'll cover how plants obtain their basic needs, the carbon dioxide/oxygen cycle, the role of roots and how tasty roots can be.

Fruit  (Make Classic Lemonade)
Fruit is packed full of vitamins and minerals that help us grow and protect us from diseases. And the strange thing is, they’re just hanging around on plants, waiting to be eaten. But what is a fruit? That's not a vegetable? You mean there is a chocolate pudding fruit? Yes, there is a lot to learn.

Fungi  (Grow Your Own Mushrooms)
A garden in the dark? But don’t all plants need light to survive? Well, that’s just it. Mushrooms aren’t plants.  They’re part of a whole separate kingdom of living things known as fungi. Students discover fungi types, parts, habitats, and how they spread. Warning, they may be poisonous.

Plant Survivors  (Grow A Venus Flytrap)
Plants have made endless changes over millions of years, to deal with the different environments where they grow. You’ll find plants high in the freezing mountains, in the sea, and in hot, dry deserts. Plants are the great survivors.

Herbs  (Bake Cheese and Herb Bread)
Herbs come in all shapes and sizes and are some of the most useful plants we have in the garden. They're used to flavor food, repel insects and make medicines. Wars have been fought and countries discovered all in the name of herbs!

Creatures  (Create A Backyard Habitat)

We think our garden is a peaceful paradise but really it's a jungle out there! Most animals are insects and our gardens are full of creepy crawlers, as well as birds and other animals. Why do we need so many living things in the garden?

Trees  (Grow Bonsai Trees)
Trees are amazing and so important to our lives. We depend on them for so many things such as clean air, shade, as a windbreak and even as food for the soil and creatures on the ground. A tree is not just a plant. It's a whole and vital ecosystem.

Useful Plants  (Make Gift Wrap From Plants)

Next time you breathe remember to say thanks to the plants! They breathe in the CO2 we breathe out and breathe out fresh oxygen, which is what we breathe in! We need oxygen to stay alive, and couldn't exist without our little green friends.

Cacti  (Create A Succulent Garden)
Cacti are tough. They can survive in the harshest conditions known, going without water and nutrients for long periods of time. They're not just tough! No, they are nasty too, with sharp spines to protect their precious reserves.

Indoor Gardens  (Plant A Terrarium)
Gardens can pop up in the strangest places. In fact, you can practically bring the garden indoors if you put it under a huge glass roof to protect it from the cold and wind so that it stays warm and summery all year. You will learn plant essentials and that you can have too much of a good thing.

Veggies  (Grow Vegetables in Pots)
Veggies straight from the garden are full of the vitamins and minerals, some of which are lost in the trip from the farm to the store. Students learn that vegetables can be any part of a particular plant--the leaves, roots, stems, seeds, flowers, or fruit. The great thing is they're pretty easy to grow and you don't need much space.
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