Posts made in January, 2016

The Art of Decluttering & Weeding

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

The Art of Decluttering & Weeding “I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make  something grow; to interact with nature; to share, to find sanctuary, to heal,  to honor the earth, to leave a mark.  Through gardening, we feel whole  as we make our personal work of art upon our land.” –   Julie Moir Messervy, The Inward Garden I love gardening! I am most happy digging in the dirt, weeding and moving plants around. In these moments, I feel like an artist painting a new picture on a blank canvas. If I am lucky the plants will grow and my...

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The True Measure Of Childhood

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 4 comments

The True Measure of Childhood Maybe childhood should not be measured in test scores and percentiles but by: the number of secret forts built, the amount of nighttime stars counted, the sounds of cracking campfires at night, the stones that have been skipped, the mud-pies cooked, the waves jumped, the trails ran, the insects inspected, the butterflies caught, and fishing lines cast. Maybe childhood should be measured by the amount of: puddles jumped, trees climbed, knees scraped balls thrown, ducks fed, sticks collected, hills rolled down, kites flown, naps in the sunshine, sandcastles built,...

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The Natural Teacher’s Year

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in E-Course – Becoming a Natural Teacher | 2 comments

The Natural Teacher’s Year “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” Helen Keller It is time unravel the year ahead and make some plans for yourself as a Natural Teacher and teaching Outdoors. Just imagine teaching in your newly improved Outdoor Classroom! Ahhhh!!!! I love planning! As your guide, I will be taking you through my process. There is no right or wrong way to do this. The most important thing is to dream big and surround yourself with as many people as you can that believe in your vision for an Outdoor Classroom. In this e-course, Becoming A Natural...

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3 Tips for Starting Seeds with Kids

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016 in E-Course – Becoming a Natural Teacher, The Seedling BLOG | 6 comments

3 Tips for Starting Seeds with Kids Much of our work as Natural Teachers is about reconnecting children to nature. The winter months can be extremely challenging. Planting and growing seeds is a great solution for keeping kids busy and connected with Nature. Let’s talk SEEDS! Planting seeds with kids is an easy way to them excited about gardening. There is so much to learn. Seed identification, seed parts, investigation, germination, and photosynthesis. We all have seeds stories. My seed story begins with me and my own Seed Sanctuary. I always look forward to running to check the...

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Clearing the Decks for the Next Chapter: Becoming A Natural Teacher

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 2 comments

Clearing the Decks for the Next Chapter: Becoming A Natural Teacher “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” (Little Gidding)” -T.S Eliot After an incredible holiday season, my children have returned to school and I have returned to my office. T.S Elliot teaches us, “To make an end is to make a beginning.” In celebration of the New Year, I have launched a NEW E-Course called: Becoming a Natural Teacher: A Road Map. It is all about new beginnings and...

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