Grow Your Own Herbs
Have you ever asked a kid what they thought about history? Chances are they said, “It’s boring!” Well, here’s a way to make history both interesting and relevant. Design a garden using plants that were used by people in colonial times. The plants they used are quite common and still used today but for different purposes. For instance, most of us don’t have to run out to our herb garden to snip sage for a snake bite!
The herbs can be found at any greenhouse or garden center. With summer just around the corner, this activity is a great way to spend some quality time outside with your child.
What You Need:
- Planting or potting mix
- Selection of herbs: mint, lemon balm, lavender, thyme, yarrow, sage, rosemary, and lamb’s ear