RE: Re: Shed considerations in a children's garden.
- Subject: RE: [cg] Re: Shed considerations in a children's garden.
- From: "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com>
- Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 10:50:22 -0400
additon to Elmer's excellent advice:
back to junior high shop class, I think it would be a good idea to keep the
stencilled names and outlines of the tools on the shed wall behind the hooks
that will store them ( in fact, I think that's a great idea for grown-up garden
safety and insurance:
Create a form for parents to sign with "at your risk"
up safety rules (i.e., no kids in shed without adult supervision, etc., no
sword fighting with trowels and no, we don't care if your parents let you see
"Gladiator" with Russel Crowe, no fooling with pitch forks!)
Seriously, take a mental walk through your proposed
shed, imagine yourself as Dennis the Menace and try to fool proof the
Besides a bench in the "Children"s Shed,"
consideration should be given to
pot storage area, soil storage bins for
various mixture components, storage
of tools to be used in
conjunction with it and lighting (natural or
artificial or both).
Flooring type-easily cleaned, etc.. The base should be
so that critters can't use it for housing. The shed itself should be
critter proof. Mice can squeeze through the smallest cracks.
in an organized manner in a secure space should also be