Dan The Gardener & Friends

My name is Kathy Rustell, and I am the creator of Dan the Gardener and Friends. In my day job, I am a website designer & SEO strategist. 

My love of nature, gardening, recycling, and the environment inspired me to create Dan the Gardener & Friends – kids gardening and environmental characters involving their adventures in Three Little Woods.


The information on our blog is here to help parents and encourage children (and adults!) to respect nature by recycling, reducing water, re-using products, growing plants, fruit and vegetables, being healthy and having fun!

Our overall aim is to make the world a better, cleaner, healthier and more beautiful place to live. We want to make our voices heard worldwide and encourage everyone to protect our environment.

We realise that to truly reach this goal, we must pass this information on to the children, as they are the future.

We want children to become interested in the environment and to love and enjoy their surroundings. Encouraging children to recycle, reuse items and reduce the waste we create will become second nature to them as they become adults. This will create a more environmentally friendly generation, who will pass on these skills to future generations and enhance the planet’s future.

But above all, we want them to have fun!

Children relate to many subjects through fun characters, and we hope that they will soon associate Dan The Gardener and Friends with helping to make the environment a better place to live.

We must encourage children to take an interest in what they can grow themselves whether they have a garden, backyard or a window sill. This is great fun for them and gives them a sense of responsibility and respect for nature.

Dan The Gardener and all his Friend’s motto is “It only takes small changes to make a big difference”.

Would you like our Dan The Gardener & Friends FREE Activity Book for kids packed full of colouring-in, dot to dot, word searches, recycling tips and diary sheets plus more?