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The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver

The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver

By Gene Barretta

Spanish available? No

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

SummaryWhen George Washington Carver was just a young child, he had a secret: a garden of his own. Here, he rolled dirt between his fingers to check if plants needed more rain or sun. He protected roots through harsh winters, so plants could be reborn in the spring. He trimmed flowers, spread soil, studied life cycles. And it was in this very place that George’s love of nature sprouted into something so much more—his future.