Posts made in July, 2014

The Little Free Library Chalkboard Message Project

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

The Little Free Library Chalkboard Message Project  In the Spring of 2014, we installed a Little Free Library at the end of our driveway. I have taken delight in becoming a steward and have been inspired by our Little Free Library Chalkboard Message Project. Gifted with a mini chalkboard, I added the Little Free Library message, “Take a Book-Leave a Book.”  Soon enough,  I began adding daily quotes, inspiring words and sayings. Welcome to our Little Free Library Chalkboard Message Project! If you have an inspiring quote, word or saying, please add it to the comments below. I...

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Garden of the Month Project

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

GARDEN OF THE MONTH PROJECT July 29, 2014 Is your Outdoor Classroom your pride and joy? Has the garden next door become the outdoor learning lab of the neighborhood? From backyards to schoolyards, we want to find the Outdoor Classrooms & Children’s Gardens that are cultivating wonder, curiosity and playful learning. Submit your Outdoor Classroom nominations now! Beginning Friday August 1, I will be featuring an Outdoor Classroom Garden of the Month.  The Seedling: The Outdoor Classroom blog will be showcasing a Gallery of Gardens. We are asking you to send us your top candidates. Send...

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A New Garden Installation: Our Little Free Library

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

OUR LITTLE FREE LIBRARY A New Garden Installation   One of our best garden installations has been our Little Free Library. This past winter I learned about Little Free Libraries through Kelly Rae Roberts’s blog. While exploring the Little Free Library website , I became totally enamored as I imagined a perfect marriage between Outdoor Classrooms and Little Free Libraries. So what is a Little Free Library? The website describes a Little Free Library as, “A “take a book”, “return a book” where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free...

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Whimsical Miniature Gardens & Literacy

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in The Seedling BLOG | 5 comments

Whimsical  Miniature Gardens & Literacy How do you create a gardening experience for 30 children and adults in the inner city of Lynn, MA without “green space”? I was recently asked to be part of the REAL program team to deliver a two-hour, hands-on gardening experience that enriches literacy and the imagination. Creating Miniature fairy gardens was the answer! They are magical gardens that have so many of the elements that we needed for this particular challenge. There is something about making a secret tiny garden that sparks one’s imagination. So let’s get started! Step 1:...

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Beginnings…

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

THE SEEDLING: The Outdoor Classroom Blog July 25, 2014 BEGINNINGS… WELCOME to my virtual home. Take a look around. There is a lot to explore and so much more to come. A little story of how this virtual outdoor classroom came to be…. It all started six years ago with the creation of the Cove School Children’s garden and observing classroom teachers’ curiosity of how to connect our Outdoor Classroom to their curriculum. Bewildered by a handful of missed opportunities, I learned that if we want our outdoor classrooms to truly make a difference in our community, we need to...

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