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Lessons from the Garden

I am often amazed at how many life lessons we can learn from observing the garden and how plants communicate their needs. Consider these three...

Write, Rip, Grow

I recently came across this quote by Sigmund Freud, “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier...

5-4-3-2-1

The last few years have brought about a new or intensified feeling in many people, including children: the feeling of anxiety. Being outside and connecting...

Nature Bracelets

Winter can be an interesting time in the garden, though the leaves have fallen and there usually isn’t much growing in the garden at this...

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...

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...

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...