GARDENING WITH KIDS

GARDENING TIPS from a three year old

Chapter 2: PICKING

As I watched my youngest son decapitate the dahlias in my garden with a tennis racquet, it occurred to me: this kid just sees the world differently than me. To him a pumpkin is a soccer ball. Freshly picked tomatoes deserve applause and celebratory dances. And it’s okay to fill your pockets with worms to give them a better home in a nicer part of the garden. So I decided to style, shoot and edit a video series of my 3 year old son trashing and celebrating my garden. All I had to do was grow this beautiful space, a little hidden oasis on a busy Boston street, and then let Ollie tear into it. Which he did.

Be sure to take a look at all seven videos in the series—each has something different to offer. And if you need any content shot, edited or both — give me a shout. If you need someone to spit on your weeds, mow your pool or relocate your worms, please call my son.

Kim Lowe is a professional photographer/director living in Boston. She tore up her front lawn to grow vegetables, all with the "help" of her three year old son. To view some of Kim's professional photography and motion work please visit kimlowe.com. Or follow her at kimloweblog.com.

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