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Building Culture

One new “ah ha” take-away from our completion of the Life Lab-Certified Garden Educator program was the tremendous importance of establishing events that build culture...

Teachers Earn Certification

Congratulations to those teachers across the nation who were part of the first cohort to become Life Lab-Certified Garden Educators. Amy Bowman and Doug Vernon,...

Winter Sound Maps

While I love the holiday season, December always seems so hectic and rushed; it can take its toll on me. The same can be true...

5 Tidying Tips

While a few crops, like kale and Brussels sprouts, may still be producing, most of the fall garden will be put to bed for winter....

Weather Stations

Weather is something that affects our lives in a big way, from what we wear and where we choose to live, work and play, to...

Fall-themed Nature Mandalas

Fall has always been my favorite time of the year with cool crisp mornings and sunny warm afternoons. It is also a time when the...

Arts Integration

The 5th graders at A.T. Allen Elementary School have a school tradition of working on a legacy project. Some past projects include a recycled bottle...

Go and See (SEL)

Go and See is a great activity for using observational skills and moving from place to place. One person volunteers to move ahead while the...

Social Emotional Learning Primer

Doug and I spent the month of June delivering workshops on Social Emotional Learning in the Garden.  The more I prepared for these workshops the...