The Goodness of Gardening: A Foolproof Guide to Planting with Your Kids – Lilly Steirer

Spring is here! While we’re at home with our kids, what a great opportunity to make starting the garden a family project. Truth be told, I’ve always taken the shortcut of buying plants in containers. But this year…seeds! Our guest, Lilly Steirer, shares with us the ins & outs of growing seedlings along with a lot of other gardening wisdom.

Lilly is a passionate chef & gardener who teaches the kids’ Cooking From the Garden program at Slow Food Denver. She’s also the co-host of Sustainable Colorado, where she and her husband share their family’s adventures in minimizing waste during their Zero Waste Year.

In this episode, Lilly shares:

  • Techniques for growing seedlings that may be surprising if the last time you learned to plant seeds was pre-school – and which plants make the best candidates for seedlings
  • How to grow a salad in a pot
  • The most “traumatic” and important part of gardening that most people skip
  • How most of us garden the way conventional farming is done, and better approaches for biodiversity and thriving crops

Links so you can explore more:

Sustainable Colorado Podcast
Instagram: @sustainablecolorado

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