Gardener

Household Arts

Requirements

  • Describe what a gardener does.
  • Name three different types of gardens and tell what grows in each.
  • Find at least two places in the Bible where a garden is mentioned.
  • List at least three tools you need for gardening.
  • Demonstrate how to use garden tools properly and how to take care of them after use.
  • Do one of the following:
    • Take care of a small plot of land-sowing, transplanting, planting and cultivating flowers or vegetables.
    • Plant and care for three different plants using a window box, flower pot, milk carton, or can.
    • Make a terrarium and care for it.

Answers

  • A gardener cultivates the soil, plants seeds and sets plants, and feeds, waters, weeds, transplants, and cares for the garden.
  • Vegetable garden: foods such as peas, carrots, beans, etc.
  • Flower Garden: bulb and seed flowers, such as tulips or pansies.
  • Herb Garden: plants for cooking such as parsley, thyme, or mint.
  • Genesis 2:8, Eden; John 18:1 and Matthew 26:36, Gethsemane.
  • Some garden tools often needed are a shovel, rake, hoe, trowel, hose, and wheelbarrow.
  • Discuss safety. For example, to prevent injury, never leave tools where a person may step on or fall over them. Wipe tools clean and store them in a dry place.
  • Teach the Adventurers to enjoy the feel of soil, the excitement of watching things grow, and the responsibility to care for a garden by weeding and watering. The third option may be a group project. If it is selected, help the children choose an attractive variety of plants for the terrarium.
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