Welcome to issue 18 of Green Kids. This issue we are looking at organic gardening with projects, ideas and games to play. Why not make a colourful butterfly mosaic like the one on page 7? Or try your hand at the matching game on page 4. Good luck!
3 Gardening tips 4 The Organic Bunch 6 Your letters 7 Butterfly mosaic 8 Puzzles and jokes
What is organic gardening? It’s about tending for a garden naturally working on building the fertility of the soil. It means working with nature, not against it, and choosing not to use any harmful chemicals or pesticides. We think it is the best way to create a garden for our health and the future health of our planet.
TRY THIS: 1 Save your eggs hells. 2 Place a small a mount of soil into each half. 3 Plant your seed s in the eggshell cup filled with soil. 4 Once it sprouts , move it to the garden & w atch it grow. 5 As the eggshell decomposes it provides food f or your plant and it soft ens at the same time so that the roots of the plant will grow right through it into the soil in your garden.
FACTThe Rom ans star ted compostin g m ore t han 2,000 year s ag o as a way of buil ding soi l fertili ty.
Editor Melissa Corkhill Design Jez Harris. Green Kids is printed on recycled paper using vegetable based inks. To write to us: Green Kids, PO Box 104, Lewes, BN7 9AX
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