AS SEEN IN THE GREENFIELD RECORDER (April 2017) by Andy Castillo, Recorder Staff
CONWAY — Wind whispered through white pine trunks in a glade not far from a clearing where Earthwork Programs’ campers built a tarp wind break in front of a smoking camp fire.
Seated on logs around the fire, a few others hammered knives into small branches — a technique called batoning — splitting them into smaller pieces, to be carved smooth and smoldered into coal-burned spoons.
“We made cool walking sticks, and we carved them ourselves” ~ A Wilderness Survival Vacation Program Participant
“There’s something so powerful about being able to develop a relationship with different plants…” ~ Frank Grindrod
Frank Grindrod writes Into the Outdoors for Valley Kids, which is published six times per year by The Recorder (Greenfield) and is designed to provide parents in Franklin and Hampshire counties with pertinent and timely information about raising happy, healthy children.
During the Summer of 2014, Earthwork Programs Summer Camps were visited by a few local newspapers:
* Fran Ryan, Contributing Writer for the Daily Hampshire Gazette, published this article on August 6, 2014: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Hitchcock Center, Earthwork Programs connect children and environment
* Tom Relihan, Recorder Staff, published this article on August 25, 2014: Honing skills that work beyond the wilderness
* And together, Fran and Tom, published this article in the Recorder on August 30, 2014: Learning naturally: Nature programs take the classroom outside
In January 2010, The Republican talked with Frank about Emergency Survival and Self-Sufficiency Workshops…read about it here
Channel abc40 (Springfield) visited At Home in the Woods 2009 and videotaped a day at camp. Click here to view the video