Posts made in May, 2015

If You Give a Teacher a Little Free Library

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in The Seedling BLOG | 2 comments

If You Give a Teacher a  Little Free Library “I alone can’t change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters and create many ripples.” Mother Theresa I always find it amazing how ideas spread and ripple into the world. The idea of a Little Free Library, for me, began when I read a blog post by Kelly Rae Roberts about her Little Free Library. I fell in love with the “Take a Book-Leave a Book” concept and the Little Free Library Movement. Like Kelly Rea, I HAD to have one. Much to my delight, my husband Doug, willingly made me a beautiful Little Free...

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The Inspirational Ripple Affect…an idea for beautiful Garden Signs

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

The Inspirational Ripple Affect                   …an idea for  beautiful Garden Signs   “When you drop an idea in the pond of the world, you get a ripple affect. You have to be aware that you will be creating a cascade of change.” Joel Barker I love how inspirational ideas travel like seeds. A simple nugget of an idea can ripple out into the universe, touch someone and magically find its way back. The thrill is watching how the idea transformed. This just happened. I had an idea about how to make garden signs. I wrote about it, shared it, and was gifted with these...

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Weaving Words as Loose Parts into Your Outdoor Classroom

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Weaving Words as Loose Parts into Your Outdoor Classroom Last night I rolled out a new training called, Nature Based Curriculum Using Loose Parts. It was fabulous! Teachers enjoyed playing with a variety of sticks, pebbles, stones, shells, pine cones, and WORDS! The idea of using words as a loose part evolved from my own playing around with outdoor weaving structures and viewing a Word Garden in The Teaching Garden at St. Micheals College. Mixing and matching ideas is my specialty. I love how my Outdoor Weaving Wall turned into something totally unexpected….an interactive Word Wall! An...

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Six Garden Elements to Jump Start your Outdoor Garden Elements

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Six Garden Elements to Jump Start Your Outdoor Classroom Design  Designing an Outdoor Classroom can be overwhelming. Where do you start? In Module 1 of the Teaching in the Dirt: Designing Outdoor Classroom e-course, students are introduced to Four Types of Gardens. One of our first “Take Action” assignments is to choose a “type” of garden. This  is important because it provides a foundation for our own garden design journey. In Module 2, students explore a variety of outdoor garden elements.  Here students will find endless possibilities and can easily get stuck in...

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The Backyard Outdoor Classroom

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

The Backyard Outdoor Classroom May 11, 2015 The beginning of my Backyard Outdoor Classroom. This area is in the shade; therefore, I am choosing to transform this space into a Garden that Attracts Wildlife. Creating Paths is the first outdoor element I am playing with. Want to learn more about how to transform your outdoor space into a Outdoor Classroom? Check out our  Teaching in the Dirt: Designing Outdoor Classrooms E-course. Before                                                                            After  ...

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