Urban Gardening for Families
Living a “green life” in an urban area can be challenging, and raising children to appreciate the green life is even harder. We believe that urbanites, and especially urbanite families, should be able to experience the joy of gardening. So we’ve made urban gardening possible, fun, and easy.
Growing with kids comes with a whole host of benefits—emotionally, physically, and familially. So, urban families, it’s time to get growing! Here are three fun tips to launch you into your city family garden.
Fire escape, fire escape, fire escape.
If you have rooftop access (or a balcony), lucky you. You’re one of the few urbanites for whom gardening is made easy. The rest of us get a fire escape.
They may not be ideal (we’d all rather have a porch), but fire escapes are great for growing! Love yours. Put your Gardenuity grow bag out there, and let the sun do its thing.
Keep a chart on a wall.
Us urbanites know vertical space is key to living a successful life. Keep track of your plant’s progress on a poster, then hang it on the wall—make it tall and narrow if you need to. If you like, this poster can double as a chore chart. If you have multiple kids, use it to track who is in charge of what and when.
If it’s interactive, all the better. Let your kids check to-dos off and mark new milestones as your plant grows. Give your children real responsibility—they can handle more than you think, and the rewards will be more exciting for them in the end.
Get everyone cooking.
Yes, we know kitchens are small in cities, but harvesting time and cooking are when your children reap the real rewards. It’s where all their hard work is realized. So, have your kids take turns going out to the fire escape and harvesting, and then let them join in on the cooking! They’ll love having input as their plants turn into a delicious meal.
You urban families out there, let us know how it goes. Tag us on social media @gardenuity or send us a message. We’d love to see your growth!