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Karen Midden


Karen Midden is a professor in Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She is a landscape architect working in Illinois and teaches landscape design, outdoor space design, and sustainable landscape practices. Her current research and projects include urban agriculture, green roofs, and vertical gardening.

Karen Midden's Books

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  • Gardening with Young Children: Second Edition of Hollyhocks and Honeybees

    Authors: Sara Starbuck, Marla Olthof, Karen Midden
    Product Code: 541570
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-157-0

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press

    Gardens are where children's imaginations engage nature, and the result is joyful learning. Use this book to explore the unique and expansive learning opportunities offered by gardening with children—green thumb or the perfect plot of land not required. Packed with colorful photographs and updated to address many childhood issues and gardening trends that have erupted in recent years, it reflects the growing concerns for children's nature deficit and the obesity epidemic, and it provides a wider variety of gardening projects, like vertical, green roof, and container gardens for limited-space or urban areas. It also contains more than sixty gardening activities for children of all ages—including experiences for infants and toddlers, because even the youngest children can and should be involved in gardening.

    Age focus: 0-8. Softbound, 256 pgs.