Reading/Interest Level: Intermediate
Author: Kari Cornell
Illustrator: Jennifer S. Larson
Publisher: Millbrook Press
The Nitty-Gritty Gardening book boasts twelve creative gardening projects that span the entire year for gardening fun in every season! Each project has simple instructions and a list of supplies you will need. For beginning gardeners, there is a quick introduction to the basic principles of gardening. There is also a variety of projects that range from outside to inside, from butterfly gardens to composting, and fruits to vegetables. The projects are low cost and use simple materials available at most gardening stores. Get ready, get set, garden!
This gardening book provides great projects for parents and their children to work on. It has a healthy complement of resources for any beginner including the introduction, a list of other gardening resources, and a list of ideas for where to find supplies. Because it’s so clear and simple and has so many helpful tips, it seems like the perfect choice for someone just starting gardening who wants a fun project. The projects are easy and not particularly expensive. This is a great book for making gardening accessible to beginners.