Posts made in April, 2016

Bee Stories: 6 Lessons from our Beehive Opening

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

Bee Stories 6 Lessons from our Beehive Opening Our beehive opening this past weekend was an incredible experience!  Although my 12 year old son and I had completed the beekeeping course, (including an observation of a hive opening) we were still amateurs on opening day.  Therefore, due to many beginner mistakes by yours truly, our beehive opening was a bit more complicated and stressful than it needed to be. Thankfully, we were fortunate enough to have Christina, a beekeeping expert and friend, guiding us out of what could have been a disaster hive opening. Reflecting back, I found six life...

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The Garden Song

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 1 comment

THE GARDEN SONG   Inch by inch, row by row Gonna make this garden grow All it takes is a rake and a hoe And a piece of fertile ground And inch by inch, and row by row Someone bless these seeds I sow Someone warm them from below Till the rain comes tumblin’ down And pullin’ weeds and pickin’ stones Man is made of dreams and bones Feel the need to grow my own ‘Cause the time is close at hand And rain for grain, sun and rainFind my way in nature’s chainAnd tune my body and my brainTo the music from the landInch by inch and row by rowGonna make this garden...

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Growing a Sanctuary of Seeds

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Growing a Sanctuary of Seeds  “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the SEEDS you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Planting, watering and watching seeds grow is magic! This year, as a student of seeds, I have been exploring, learning and observing the germination process. I love my new grow lamps and what is happening in my new seed sanctuary. Take a peek! This is one of my favorite seed activities. Try this Garden in a Glove Activity and demonstrate the greenhouse effect. Lot’s of extension activities can be done here. ~~~ Now I want to hear from you. Are you...

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Our Backyard Beehive Stories

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Our Backyard Beehive Stories “The Keeping of Bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” Henry David Thoreau I am always truly amazed where children take us and how their curiosity can lead us to places we never expect. Last year my 12 year old son came home from school and told me that his science teacher needed some help over the summer to extract the honey from the school’s beehives. Little did I know that we would be taking pounds of honey home to complete the harvest. We were delighted to experience jarring honey and making candles. My son was hooked and asked for a...

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3 Steps to Playing with Outdoor Garden Design Challenges

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 2 comments

3 Steps to Playing with Outdoor Garden Design Challenges Are you embarking on creating an Outdoor Classroom? Do you have an outdoor space that is neglected because you are feeling perplexed with possibility and don’t know how to start? Are your stuck in overwhelm? I am absolutely fascinated outdoor spaces for children and love visiting different schools and touring their outdoor spaces. Every program space is different with their own unique set of challenges. Yet, at the same time, I seem to always find the common denominator to be the children. Children all love the same things and...

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