In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

So what does a stethoscope have to do with gardening?  This week's guest, Sharon Lovejoy tells us.  Mike sits down and chats with the garden expert and author to discuss how parents can get their children to garden more with some fun and simple techniques.  Sharon shares with us many of her secrets from her best selling book, Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children, about how you as a parent can get your children to not only garden more, but enjoy it as well.  She also tells us the wonderfully funny story about how the book got its title.

From there, Sharon tells us which seeds children love to grow the most, the many activities that surround gardening that can get kids interested and how showing children why it is important to grow your own food is just as fun an outdoor activity than any other.

This, and so much more, on this week's episode of Vegetable Gardening!


Here's What We'll Cover in this Week's Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

  • Seed choices kids will love
  • Listening to the vegetables grow
  • Identifying insects in the garden
  • The important lessons gardening can teach children

Mentioned in this Week's Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

About this Week's Guest, Sharon Lovejoy

Sharon Lovejoy is a natural born story teller and an award winning author and illustrator.  Her works, in fiction and creative non-fiction (literary journalism), include ten books ranging from children's picture books to adult and children's organic gardening books, magazine articles about nature and gardening, and most recently a historic middle grade novel.

As a graduate with Distinction in the Field of Art from San Diego State University, Sharon successfully combined her training in art with her love of botany and natural science. She worked as a docent naturalist for the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History and for the Smithsonian Institution in the lagoons of Baja, California.

Sharon has been a guest on Today on NBC, The Victory Garden on PBS, numerous shows on HGTV and The Discovery Channel, and various regional network and cable TV and radio programs around the country including NPR.

For 13 years, she was a contributing editor for Country Living Gardener magazine with a regular feature column named "Heart's Ease" after the herb and garden shop she founded in Cambria in 1982. Her column was distributed by The New York Times Syndicate to member newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Her homes in California and Maine have appeared in several books and magazines in the U.S., Great Britain, and Japan.

She currently is working on three books and on various magazine articles. Sharon lives with her husband Jeff Prostovich in San Luis Obispo and at her seasonal home on a Maine island.


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Mike Podlesny is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts.

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