There’s something about getting your hands dirty during a project. Getting to watch the fruits (or plants in this case) of your labor grow (literally) … well that’s just the bee’s knees. And, what kid doesn’t like to get his or her hands dirty?
Green Toys believes in reducing waste by recycling environmentally friendly material into fun, safe children’s toys. You may have seen or even personally own one of their several toy creations – airplanes, dump trucks, boats, fire trucks, jump ropes and now the indoor gardening kit.
Like all of Green Toy’s other products, the indoor gardening kit is made right here in the USA (California) from recycled milk containers. Being manufactured in California also brings with it strict environmental and safety standards as well as reduced transportation requirements. To date, Green Toys has recycled over 24 million milk jugs! According to the company, every pound of recycled milk jugs used to make Green Toys;
- Saves energy equal to 2,000 AAA batteries
- Saves enough electricity to power a TV set for 3 whole weeks
- Saves enough electricity to keep a laptop computer running for 1 month
According to the Children & Nature Network, “Gardening provides different forms of engagement for children, including designing, planting, and maintaining gardens; harvesting, preparing, and sharing food; working cooperatively in groups; learning about science and nutrition; and creating art and stories inspired by gardens.” And while outdoor gardening is ideal, sometimes Mother Nature just has other plans.
Each Green Toys indoor gardening kit includes 9 pieces:
- Peapod-shaped planter tray
- 3 planting pots
- 3 packs organic seeds (Teddy Bear Sunflower, Basil, Zinnia) with easy-to-follow planting instructions
Young plant lovers can watch nature at work by growing a beautiful flower garden and fresh herbs in just days with the world’s most earth-happy gardening set.
The Green Toys indoor gardening kit is:
- Made from 100 percent post-consumer content
- BPA free
- Toxin free
- Made in the USA
Not only has Green Toy’s put thought into the environmentally friendly aspects of the toys themselves, but they’ve also thought about packaging too. All Green Toys products are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100 percent recyclable.
Ready to grow your child’s thirst for learning? The Green Toys indoor gardening kit is a great tool to get you started.
Feature image courtesy of Jessica Lucia
Editor’s note: Originally published on January 27, 2015, this article was republished with updated links in November 2018.