"Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them." The Audubon Nature Preschool
Yesterday my three year old son went to the library and brought home the book Garden by Robert Maass. It is a nice book for children that outlines the process of growing a garden from seed to the following snow storms long after the final harvest. Aside from having some really nice photos throughout the book it talks about things like composting and caring for the soil and plants in terms that are very easy to understand. So if you happen to have a young child who has an interest in gardening it certainly would be worth their time to check out Garden.
Tobias Whitaker blogs for Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine. Click on the Mother Earth News logo at the bottom of the page for all of his post. You can also find him on Facebook at Seed To Harvest: Bossy Hen Homestead https://www.facebook.com/seedtoharvestbossyhenhomestead/ which is a central location for his homesteading blogs and his homeschooling blog, A Mile In Her Shoes: Tales Of A Stay-At Home Dad found here https://amileinhershoestalesofastayathomedad.wordpress.com/