Garden Games

April 19, 2019
FROM LEFT: STEPHEN BLUE FOR TIME FOR KIDS; STEVEN BIGGS

Growing a garden is hard, but it can also be rewarding. In Gardening with Emma, 13-year-old EMMA BIGGS teaches kids to grow cool things in their own backyards.

Emma told TFK Kid Reporter Alana Cho she wants to inspire kids to go outside and get dirty. “Most kids don’t find growing plants fun,” Emma says. “But if you make it a game, like making forts or hiding in straw bales, it makes the garden fun.” In the book, Emma shares her favorite garden games and suggests interesting plants to grow. There’s also useful information about soil, seeds, insects, and more.

Emma wrote the book with her dad, writer and gardener Steven Biggs. He encourages her passion for plants by always “tolerating all the dirt under my fingernails.”