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Spreading Seeds of Integrity ™

Spreading Seeds of Integrity : For a Brighter, More Compassionate World ~ When we dig into the definition of integrity, in short it is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. For gardeners of all ages, this can look like telling the truth, keeping promises, and being fair. It's about being honest and trustworthy in all situations, whether at home, school, or with friends. Having integrity means making choices that are good and kind, even if they are difficult.

integrity quote by longfellow in a garden

As gardeners, when we spread the seeds of integrity, we are essentially planting the seeds of honesty, responsibility, and ethical behavior. As these seeds grow, they bloom into gardeners who are not only trustworthy and reliable but also capable of inspiring and leading others with a strong moral compass. This positive change blossoms through communities, creating a more compassionate, calm and confident world.

Scroll down to download our free Spreading Seeds of Integrity™ Activity Kit to use at home, in school or in a counseling session. Scroll all the way down to collect your Gardening Tool Badge for these activities & exercises rooted in integrity!

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Integrity is at the root of any thriving community as it fosters trust and respect. When gardeners of all ages act with integrity, we build strong relationships based on mutual understanding and support. This, in turn, leads to collaborative efforts and a willingness to work together towards common goals.

integrity quote martin luther king jr in a garden gate

As gardeners, integrity is at the roots of our foundation because it helps to shape our character and, by extension, the culture of our society. By nurturing this value in ourselves and younger gardeners, we are not only investing in our personal development but also in the future of our world. A world where integrity prevails is one where inclusivity, fairness, and kindness thrive, paving the way for a brighter and more harmonious future for all gardeners.

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Here are some engaging activities that promote integrity in younger gardeners:

  1. Storytelling with a Moral Lesson: Gather younger gardeners for a storytelling session where each story conveys a lesson about honesty, fairness, or doing the right thing. After the story, have a discussion about the characters' actions and choices, encouraging the kids to share their thoughts on what integrity means to them. This not only enhances their understanding of moral values but also improves their listening and comprehension skills.

  2. Role-Playing Scenarios: Create different scenarios that gardeners might encounter in their daily lives, such as finding a lost item or witnessing a friend breaking a rule. Ask the children to act out what they would do in these situations, emphasizing the importance of honesty and making ethical decisions. Role-playing helps kids practice integrity in a safe and supportive environment, building their confidence to make the right choices in real life.

  3. Community Service Projects: Involve gardeners of all ages in community service activities, such as helping at a local food bank, participating in a neighborhood clean-up, or organizing a charity event. These projects teach the value of contributing to our community and the importance of selflessness and responsibility. Working together towards a common goal also fosters a sense of teamwork and empathy, reinforcing the principles of integrity through action.

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seeds of integrity gardening tool badge for kids

Hey gardeners, did you do any of our Seeds of Integrity activity sheets and/or exercises? If so, congratulations, you can collect the 'Seeds of Integrity™' Gardening Tool Badge'!

 --> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet!


Nurture integrity in young gardeners with our Spreading Seeds of Integrity™ Activity Kit. Featuring engaging activities, exercises,

and FREE printables.

Join us in Spreading Seeds of Integrity™ for a brighter, more compassionate world.


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