Friday, October 19, 2012
THIS GARDEN IS A TRAINING SCHOOL; by Mrs. F. C., Illinois; 1927
From the time the children are old enough to understand I take them to the garden with me, show them how the seed is put in the ground and later how the plant and fruit comes from it. By leaving a short strip full of weeds, I show them how it stunts the life of plants. From this I tell them how bad habits can stunt their lives.
Not only do they learn about plants but while resting a bit we get acquainted with the birds who visit our garden for bugs and worms. From the birds we study the insects which do harm and those like the lady bug which are our friends.