Natural Garden Repellents: "This guide is about mother nature's best fertilizers and bug repellents. Gardening naturally with the best repellents and fertilizers helps keep your yard and garden safe for everyone.
Girl Scout friends: The Pumpkin Project. Open a pumpkin, add soil & water & watch the seeds already inside the pumpkin grow. Also links to other activities to teach about & observe the pumpkin life cycle.
Another good way to use our chickens' egg shells! Planting sunflower seeds in eggshell 'cups' When the seeds sprout, just crush the shell a bit and plant the whole thing in the ground. Can also plant tomatoes or other veggies the same way.
keep shells in open container in fridge. When full, crush shells into small bits and sprinkle around base of plants. Sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on garden and add touch of calcium to soil.