Meet Gardener Anna and Gardener Aidan! They are the hosts of the web series Hello Gardeners. This series stemmed off of the children’s book You Are A Gardener written by their mom and my good friend, Shanna Truffini. You Are A Gardener is all about using kid-friendly and fun vocabulary to talk through and solve everyday problems. Using "maintaining a garden" as the metaphor for maintaining a positive outlook on life, this book teaches kids to pull out the bad stuff, come up with a solution, and then watch a flower bloom from that solution. Amazing, right??
In this episode of Hello Gardeners, Anna and Aidan visit their friends at Pediatric Therapeutics. You might recognize that name because I’ve shot some videos for them too! All of the kids had such a great time planting seeds and reading You Are A Gardener. It was a really special day and I’m so honored to have been a part of it!
I am in love with this book and web series for so many reasons. I loved getting to work with Shanna, Anna, and Aidan and I love the message behind the book – it’s something I could have used as a kid struggling with internalized anxiety. Also, fun fact, I illustrated the book which was honestly a dream come true! To stay up to date on new episodes of Hello Gardeners, you can subscribe to their YouTube page so you’re the first to know when a new episode airs (heads up episode 4 should be coming out soon)! Also please visit the You Are A Gardener website – you can watch episodes, purchase the book, and find some free printable resources. Happy gardening!