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                                                    Happy New Year!

      I have been working hard this past year transferring hundreds of pages to a new more advanced builder and it has been hard work and taken me much longer than I ever anticipated and I am so glad to be back! I hope this year is your best year yet. I wish for you health, wealth, and wisdom!

“For the child, it is not half so important to know as to feel.

If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom,

then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil

in which the seeds must grow. It is more important to pave the way for a child

to want to know, than to put him on a diet of facts that he is not ready to assimilate.” 

     Rachel Carson, author of “Silent Spring” and a founder of the modern environmental movement.

Nature and the Child The natural world is our teacher and gives us sustenance, strength and inspiration. A more stimulating environment for the development of the mind, body, and spirit doesn’t exist. Nature and the outdoors need to play a greater role in the health and education of our children. Children need to understand and experience our connectedness to nature and interconnectedness with all of life. They need to know where our food comes from and that plants are alive. This should begin at home and in early childhood programs. Regenerative environmental education is designed to encourage self-discovery and the sharing of individual perceptions in order to broaden views and knowledge of nature, community, and ourselves. Having a healthy life means nurturing active minds and optimistic spirits, feeling good about ourselves and being the best person we can be. Outdoor classrooms and organic gardening programs are a hopeful approach to local concerns.

Keep your heart smiling,

your soul shining,

and your spirit filled with passion!

If you think positive,

sound becomes music,

movement becomes dance,

smile becomes laughter,

mind becomes meditation,

and life becomes a celebration!

Gardening Myths

1. Paint pruning cuts - Latex, shellac, petroleum and asphalt compounds are some of the materials used for wound dressing to seal off the cut surfaces to prevent rot and other diseases. New research finds that wound dressings of this sort do not benefit trees and in...

Research to Support Gardening in Schools Programs

  School gardening research studies that may help fuel your proposals. Gardens are places where the cycle of life and season’s come alive for kids. Nothing about a garden is abstract. Gardening with children is active learning. The science concepts and...

Get More From Your Groceries

  Get More From Your Groceries - We often waste parts of the plant that are packed with flavor and nutrition. BANANA PEELS are packed with vitamin A, lutein, B vitamins, and antioxidants and have tons of soluble and insoluble fiber to slow digestion, boost fullness,...