Children's Garden book set to donate to Greenfingers

Publisher Frances Lincoln has announced that a share of the royalties of The Children's Garden book, to be published on 3 March, will go to the Greenfingers charity.

Greenfingers is a national charity dedicated to supporting the children who use hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and enjoy.
The charity is dedicated to creating outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with family, friends and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation. To date Greenfingers has created 49 inspiring gardens and outdoor spaces in hospices around the country, and has a further waiting list of hospices that need help to build gardens.
Through 52 family projects, The Children’s Garden book aims to inspire parents and their children to play and learn in the garden, with activities including nature trails, cooking, crafting and growing plants and vegetables.
In the book, projects and activities are divided by the seasons. Author is Horticulture Week deputy editor and ex-primary teacher Matthew Appleby (author of best-selling The Allotment Planner, 2013)
He has two sons and has tapped into his first-hand experience of parenting and teaching to devise these seasonal projects for every week of the year.
Projects include: Plant a scented handbag, All-you-can-eat basket, Home-made seed bombs, Turf tattoos, Keeping chickens, Sand play and art, Snacks for super heroes, Foraging fun, In search of forest finds, Ugly veg and Craft a Dalek compost bin. 

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