The Seedling BLOG

Talking about Mud!

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Let’s Talk about Mud & Mud Kitchens! Most frequently asked questions Welcome and hello! Today I will be answering the most frequently asked questions that I receive from teachers and parents about dirt, mud, and Mud Kitchens. Enjoy! What got you started with outdoor classrooms and your interest in Mud Kitchens? My interest in Outdoor Classrooms and Mud Kitchens started when my children were in pre-school and kindergarten. The empty lot next to the front door of their school inspired me to gather our community, plant seeds of inspiration and to spearhead an Outdoor Classroom in this...

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6 Steps for January Beginnings: Gardens that Feed

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

6 Steps for January Beginnings: Gardens that Feed As I write this the temperature outdoors is 9 degrees. Not really the time to be going outdoors and choosing a site for your Garden that Feeds. Are you wondering what you can do now to connect your children with Nature during these bitter cold days? You are in luck. January is the perfect time to begin your gardening year. This is the perfect time to explore seed catalogs with your children and begin the planning process for your garden. I have to be honest, in the past, I have always planted my vegetables on a whim. It always worked out. So...

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2017 Round Up: A Year in Review

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

2017 Round-Up: A Year in Review This past year has been filled with learning opportunities that have brought incredible clarity for 2018. My 2017 mantra and word for the year has been to ONWARD. It is exciting what happens in a year and how our community of Natural Teachers continues to grow.  Thank you for joining me on this journey to reconnect children with nature. This time last year, I couldn’t even imagine how the year would unfold. Like in previous years, all I knew was that I needed to trust myself and dive in. Here we go with another Round-Up Year in Review for Outdoor Classrooms....

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Interview with Mike the Gardener

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Interview with Mike the Gardener Welcome to The Vegetable Gardening Show! Hosted by Mike Podlesny, The Vegetable Gardening Show brings to you tips, tricks, and techniques from the world’s leading gardening industry experts, so that you can grow your best vegetable garden ever. The Vegetable Gardening show uploads new episodes every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday mornings at 9AM EST. It was an honor to be a guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show and to be interviewed by Mike the Gardener. Check out the interview below. Now I want to hear from you. Share your comments below. Enjoy,...

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A Visit to The Parker River Community Preschool

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Adding Nature Study Inside and Out A Visit to The Parker River Community Preschool ” A child has a hundred languages, a hundred hands, a hundred thoughts, a hundred ways of thinking, of playing, of speaking…and a hundred, hundred more. ~ Loris Malaguzzi Today I had the pleasure of visiting the Parker River Community Preschool. This program is a Reggio inspired preschool & kindergarten for children 15 months through 6+ years. Both the indoor and outdoor learning environments are nature-based offering children a multitude of options for hands-on learning and play. Come join me...

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Time Management & Vision Boards for Outdoor Classrooms

Posted by on Nov 26, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Time Management & Vision Boards for Outdoor Classrooms This past month I have been busy planning the upcoming 2018 year for outdoor-classrooms.com. It has been especially exciting because I have been learning new methods for time management, vision boards and how these techniques can make all the difference when working in an Outdoor Classroom. #1: My 2018 Sticky Note Project Plan My Sticky Note Project Plan was inspired by Jennifer Lee.  Mapping out every month with upcoming projects, e-courses, on-site workshops and retreats have been exhilarating.  I am a creative and having a huge...

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