You Can’t Bounce Off the Walls If There Are No Walls: Outdoor Schools Make Kids Happier—and Smarter – WILDER ONES

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5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do – WILDER ONES

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The Free Range (Parenting) Distinction – WILDER ONES

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In the Absence of the Village, Mothers Struggle Most – WILDER ONES

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Sparking A Deeper Connection With Nature For Children – WILDER ONES

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School gardens are blossoming across the country. Over the past decade, school gardens have grown from a rarity to a well-known concept that continues to gain traction in schools small and large, public and private, rural and urban.1

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Just as with learning to walk, children learn best by doing rather than by watching. Gardening with kids is filled with exploration, education, and fun, allowing them to experience things firsthand and participate in active learning. Working in a garden inspires creativity, develops nurturing skills, and empowers kids to make choices, thus giving them a sense of pride in their accomplishments.

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Last week I taught at a children’s summer camp program called Back to Nature at the nearby Montessori school. The following is a daily curriculum journal of the program that can be used as a resource for nature-based activities and lessons for children. 

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She runs the fields barefoot. She sings to the crops and dances for the plants. She is curious and brave, intelligent and wise, sweet and compassionate, loving and nurturing. She is 4 but she is wise like the sages. She teaches me so much about life and love and healing.

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Hand forged kitchen knives made by Over Grow The Systems founder Sydney Woodward. Forged at White Crow Farm in Winlaw ...

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Stowel Lake Farm is a run by group of people dedicated to the health and vitality of the land, ourselves and the greater community through the practices of organic farming, and by hosting spiritual and wellness related community events and retreats.

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Humans have almost entirely destroyed Earth’s formerly diverse and life-supporting ecosystems in exchange for cheap food, comfortable housing, and entertainment. As human populations continue to rise, so does the scale of ecological devastation. Overpopulation, then, is often cited as the primary cause of environmental degradation on the planet. To achieve sustainability, we must solve the population problem.

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It was the first time she had borne witness to death. Contrary to the other parent’s warning, I did not think to avoid the issue. Sheltering our children from the realities of nature is a barren attempt at understanding divine methodology.

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Screen Printed Over Grow The System patch by artist Bubzee . Printed on re claimed fabrics.

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“As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unself- consciously to the soughing of the trees.” -Valerie Andrews

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Chances are, you’ve heard of permaculture in relation to gardening right? You know it’s got something to do with sustainability? And yes, it’s a damn fine way to grow food, but did you know how permaculture principles can be applied to almost all social concepts, due it’s underlying ethical foundations of earth care, people care and fair share?

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