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What, Why and How of Creating Pollinator Gardens With Children
May 14, 2021
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
-Lao Tzu

Jill Primak, a landscape architect and the mother of a young child, has written a delightful article on the joys of starting pollinator gardens with children. It forms the basis of a new Exchange Reflections, “Pollinator Gardens for Children: The What, Why and How!”

The Reflections is full of great food-for-thought, practical tips and inspiring ideas. Here’s a small sampling of Jill’s writing:

“My aim is to inspire you to start your own pollinator garden, empower you to navigate the vast amount of information available on the subject, involve children in the process and have a little fun, too. Before launching into the task of gardening with children, I recommend the following attitudes:

  • Be excited about what does happen, not disappointed about what does not.
  • Work in a team and write down who is doing what. The responsibility for building and maintaining the space should not fall on just one or two people. There is no room for resentments in a pollinator garden.
  • Are you unsure, learning and figuring it out? So are the children! Bring them along on your garden planning journey. If there is play, learning and positive connections, then you have already succeeded!”

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Comments (2)

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Tiffany Peckham · May 17, 2021
Lincoln, NE, United States

Sarker, yes! thank you for the comment.

Sarker Javed Iqbal · May 14, 2021
Self employed
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Wonderful idea indeed! Children can feel the ownership, doer, achiever, promoter and so on from the process. We should provide that space for children.

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