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Every Nursery Needs a Garden

Every Nursery Needs a Garden Author Ann Watts
ISBN-10 9781136736544
Release 2011-04-05
Pages 144
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‘If outdoor activities with young children have always baffled you, then this is the book for you. Practical in style and structure, it has an accessible approach which is based in the best early years practice and provides plenty of challenges and new ideas. It is a must have for your early years setting.’ - Kathryn Solly, Headteacher at Chelsea Open Air Nursery School and Children’s Centre, UK A garden can be a magical place for young children and offers them rich and engaging learning experiences as they interact with a variety of plants and wildlife throughout the year. This book guides you through the process of creating a garden, however small, for young children. It looks at the impact a garden area can have on children’s overall development and the benefits of using natural materials as learning tools. Full of practical advice on how to design, develop resource and use a garden area, this book brings together: advice on planning a garden and how to get children, parents and the local community involved ideas for settings with limited space ideas for different spaces including a wildlife space, a woodland space, a digging area, sand and water spaces and a growing area suggestions of plants, flowers and crops to grow with very young children information about the wildlife children may discover a calendar guide to activities and garden planning throughout the year ways to encourage children to develop a sense of awareness of the importance of conservation and sustainability guidance on health and safety clear links with EYFS to show how a garden supports the areas of learning and development. Written for all early years practitioners, this book is the definitive guide for those looking to further enhance their outdoor environment and fulfil the potential learning opportunities that a garden can provide.



Playing and Learning Outdoors

Playing and Learning Outdoors Author Jan White
ISBN-10 9781136253805
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 184
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Playing and Learning Outdoors shows early years practitioners how to get the very best from outdoor playing and learning for the enjoyment, health and education of all children from ages three to five years. Fully updated to reflect the current status and understandings regarding outdoor provision within early childhood education frameworks, this new edition will allow practitioners to develop rich and stimulating outdoor play provision in Early Years settings and enable them to feel confident to offer wonderful play experiences outdoors. Playing and Learning Outdoors offers practitioners achievable advice and support, based on approaches which are appropriate and effective for young children’s all-round well-being and development. This invaluable resource also includes practical advice on: movement and physical play playing with sand, natural materials and water plants, living things and growing construction, creative and imaginative play. This second edition also includes a brand new chapter on ‘Providing experiences beyond the garden walls’ which will urge practitioners to harness the huge potential contained in the locality (physical world) and local community (human world) around the early years setting’s own boundaries. Filled with advice and support, this lively, inspiring and accessible book will help practitioners to develop a truly practical and enjoyable approach to learning through play outdoors for all children aged from 3 to 7.



Elemental Play and Outdoor Learning

Elemental Play and Outdoor Learning Author Annie Woods
ISBN-10 9781317336471
Release 2016-11-10
Pages 158
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Providing a fresh approach to examining development in the early years, this book draws together well-established ideas and theories based on outdoor play experiences and connects them to spiritual development in children. Elemental Play and Outdoor Learning considers socio-cultural perspectives, guided participation and mediated learning alongside playfulness as it looks at young children’s developing interest in the people around them, the environment they experience and the ideas and objects that involve them. Including rich encounters with young children and adults, chapters cover: elemental play as an approach to observe and support children’s holistic development; the role of people in developing effective exploratory and social skills; using the concept of elemental play to consider the spiritual system as an aspect of child development; imaginative play with raw, natural materials and how prepared environments can encourage children’s natural exploration; an exploration of well-established constructs of play and how elemental play can be integrated or re-conceptualised with the other theories. Exploring current thinking about natural experiences, interest in forest school activity and fresh insight into dynamic ecological concepts, this book will be essential reading for practitioners and students on undergraduate and postgraduate early years and childhood studies courses.



Outdoor Learning through the Seasons

Outdoor Learning through the Seasons Author Ann Watts
ISBN-10 9781135135348
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 216
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Outdoor play experiences have a crucial role in young children’s learning and development and should be a daily part of their lives. Planning and facilitating rich play and learning opportunities outside can, however, be challenging, especially in difficult weather conditions. Outdoor Learning through the Seasons provides detailed guidance on how we can encourage young children to engage with the natural world throughout the year. Using the four seasons as a framework, the book aims to help all adults to feel confident about taking children outside everyday and developing their awareness of the world around them. It suggests a wide range of experiences and looks at the various ways in which children can interact with the environment to further their learning and development. There are ideas to brighten grey winter days as well as summer sunshine, snow, wind and rain. Features include: reference to recent research on the significance of outdoor play in early childhood; guidance on how to encourage effective learning outdoors practical tips to offer high quality provision in layout, design and planting; suggestions for planning outdoor experiences in the seven areas of learning in line with with the revised Early Years Foundation Stage; advice on working with parents and the role of adults; ideas for all seasons, weather conditions and working with the four elements: earth, air, water and fire; useful reference lists of further resources including stories, poems and websites; an appendix of seasonal recipes. Including a full colour photo plate section to illustrate good practice, this practical book is essential reading for all those looking to provide rich and stimulating outdoor play provision for children in early years settings on a daily basis.



Gardening in Miniature

Gardening in Miniature Author Janit Calvo
ISBN-10 9781604695281
Release 2013-06-18
Pages 256
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Get ready to journey into the huge world of growing small! The next garden trend combines the joy of gardening with the magic of miniatures. Gardening in Miniature is a complete guide to creating lush, living, small-scale gardens. It has everything you need to pick up this new hobby, including scaled down garden designs, techniques for creating tiny hardscapes, miniature garden care and maintenance, tips on choosing containers, how to buy the right plants, and where to find life-like accessories. Inspiring step-by-step projects feature basic skills that can be recreated in any number of designs, like a tiny patio, a trellis, a pond, and a secret garden. Whether you want to build a miniature empire in your garden bed or design a private garden with a pebble patio for an indoor centerpiece, Gardening in Miniature is the primer for creating your own tiny, living world.



Jack s Garden

Jack s Garden Author Henry Cole
ISBN-10 9780688152833
Release 1997-03-28
Pages 32
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"Building on a rhyme that will be familiar to many children, author-illustrator Cole creates an enticing guide to creating a garden. 'This is the garden that Jack planted...' The final illustration presents a satisfied-looking boy surrounded by a lush, bird-filled flower garden....A concluding page of gardening suggestions serves as a springboard to books with more specific guidelines."--Horn Book.



Fairy Gardening

Fairy Gardening Author Julie Bawden-Davis
ISBN-10 9781626361867
Release 2013-02-22
Pages 192
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Fairy gardens are enjoying an astonishing surge in popularity and now you can begin making your own enchanting miniature landscapes, complete with pint-sized accessories, diminutive plants, and quaint fairy figures. Gardeners Julie Bawden-Davis and Beverly Turner provide you with step-by-step instructions for creating a magical garden that will attract Thumbelina herself! Learn how to design, plant, accessorize, and care for your very own small corner of the world by following seven simple steps, including choosing the perfect container, planting luxurious pint-sized plants, decorating with properly scaled accessories, and telling a story through the delicate fairies you choose to inhabit your magical wonderland. Included are full-color photographs showcasing various types of fairy gardens and accessories, which are sure to inspire the designer in you! And best of all, these perennial gardens are perfect for the busy gardener, as they require less than ten minutes per week to maintain—this could be your new favorite hobby! For the inner child in us all, Fairy Gardening is sure to enchant both the novice and the experienced gardener who wishes to stir up Lilliputian flights of fancy.



Self Sufficiency

Self Sufficiency Author Abigail R. Gehring
ISBN-10 9781602399990
Release 2010
Pages 458
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Addresses today's increasing awareness about green lifestyles to share instructions for environmentally responsible and organic skills, from planting a family garden and implementing wind and solar energy utilities to building furniture and enjoying natural crafts.



The Complete Book of Garden Projects

The Complete Book of Garden Projects Author Betterway Books
ISBN-10 1558706275
Release 2002
Pages 224
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Projects cont.: Garden structures, Arbours and gazebos, Archways and pergolas, Summerhouses and treehouses, Sheds and storage, Greenhouses, Frames and cloches, Compost bin, Making a sundial, Making a bird box, Making a bird table, Water features, Preformed ponds, Flexible liner ponds, Rigid stream units, Fountains, Reservoir features, Canals, Stepping stones, Lighting, Children's areas, Play apparatus.



Gardening with Less Water

Gardening with Less Water Author David A. Bainbridge
ISBN-10 9781612125831
Release 2015-12-29
Pages 128
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2016 Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner for Green Living & Sustainability Are you facing drought or water shortages? Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently — using up to 90 percent less water for the same results. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, David Bainbridge shows you how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to a plant’s roots with little to no evaporation. These systems are available at hardware stores and garden centers; are easy to set up and use; and work for garden beds, container gardens, and trees.



Weedless Gardening

Weedless Gardening Author Lee Reich
ISBN-10 9780761172024
Release 2000-01-08
Pages 176
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Conventional wisdom says to garden from the bottom up, turning over the soil every spring until your back aches. Ironically, this does such a good job aerating that gardeners spend the rest of the season pulling weeds and replacing the suddenly energized (and easily used up) nutrients. Mother nature, on the other hand, gardens from the top down-layering undisturbed soil with leaves and other organic materials. In following this example and synthesizing the work of other perceptive gardeners, Lee Reich presents a compelling new system called weedless gardening. The Weedless Garden is good for plants and it's good for people. It protects the soil, contributes to plant health, reduces water needs, cuts down on a gardener's labor, encourages earthworms and, of course, mitigates weed problems by keeping the seeds dormant. Four basic tenets form the system's backbone-minimize soil disruption; protect soil surface; avoid soil compaction; use drip irrigation-and the way to get there is simple. For a new bed or established garden, layering is key, and the perfect material to use is also among the most common-newspaper. Add organic mulch and compost on top, and plants are growing in rich, self-generating humus. From vegetable gardening to flower gardens to planting trees, shrubs, and vines, The Weedless Garden works everywhere-allowing the gardener to work quite a bit less.



So You Want to Start a Nursery

So You Want to Start a Nursery Author Tony Avent
ISBN-10 9781604690187
Release 2003-07-11
Pages 340
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When Avent announced that he was quitting his job to build a specialty nursery, his former horticulture professor begged his student to reconsider, telling him he couldn't possibly make a profit "without doing something illegal." More than ten years and 20 nursery catalogs later, Avent owns a thriving national business with nearly 30 employees. He wrote So You Want to Start a Nursery to debunk myths about the ornamental-plants nursery business and what it takes to succeed, whether you're a backyard hobbyist or a wholesale grower. (And he still has a clean arrest record.) Assuming that the reader has some basic knowledge about how plants are grown, Avent focuses on the business and planning concerns of the nursery owner. While recounting humorous stories of his baptism by fire as a beginning nurseryman, Avent also provides a primer on the nursery industry as a whole, with discussions of the merits and disadvantages of retail, wholesale, mail-order, and liner operations, to name just a few. Readers of this book will obtain the tools they need to make a business plan of their own. This book is a must-read for horticulture students, industry insiders, and advanced gardeners who dream of turning their passion for plants into a job they love.



The Plant Recipe Book

The Plant Recipe Book Author Baylor Chapman
ISBN-10 9781579655518
Release 2014
Pages 271
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Presents instructions for creating one hundred artful plant arrangements, with descriptions of specific plants, step-by-step illustrations, and additional information on the varieties of containers that can be used.



The Garden Magazine

The Garden Magazine Author
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112106852145
Release 1918
Pages
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The Garden Magazine has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Garden Magazine also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Garden Magazine book for free.



Garden Home Builder

Garden   Home Builder Author
ISBN-10 CHI:092016063
Release 1922
Pages
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Garden Home Builder has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Garden Home Builder also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Garden Home Builder book for free.



The Perennial Gardener s Design Primer

The Perennial Gardener s Design Primer Author Stephanie Cohen
ISBN-10 9781612122717
Release 2012-12-10
Pages 320
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Turn your outdoor landscape into a rich, living canvas of color and texture. Encouraging experimentation, Stephanie Cohen and Nancy J. Ondra show you how to plan a garden that incorporates unique combinations of plants to achieve stunning effects. With an overview of garden design fundamentals and 20 sample garden plans, Cohen and Ondra will inspire you to play with creative juxtapositions of vibrant hues and subtle textures. Let your imagination run wild as you create your own unique and original garden designs.



House Garden

House   Garden Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056760518
Release 1970
Pages
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House Garden has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from House Garden also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full House Garden book for free.