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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

As we walk into the forest, we see all the different types trees, and we know, somehow, that they all have a purpose in life, just like we do. We notice many have lost their leaves this time of year, and the forest looks completely different—kind of empty because you can see so far, and […]

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Not Just Your Everyday Campfire

So everybody has spent time around a campfire, right? Maybe you roasted marshmallows, shared stories, cooked yummy food and enjoyed the mesmerizing flame. Perhaps, if we were moths, we would be drawn to it the same way they are. Take a walk back in time and imagine our ancestors sitting around the campfire. This fire […]

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Ancient Times and Early Humans: A View of the Past

Let’s look at early humans and how they and their tools changed over time. We need to see through the eyes of archeologists and anthropologists to learn the specific skills and tools for dating artifacts and linking them to specific time periods. This means we need to use our tracking skills! Lets get started… Imagine […]

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Acorns,Acorns where are you acorns

This year I started to notice the oaks producing nuts and them dropping in late august.  Now coming onto the end of October I am noticing hardly ANY acorns dropping. There have been only a few individual trees where I have seen a good crop. Last year we were swimming in acorns.It was a mast […]

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Ancestral Plants: A Primitive Skills Guide to Important Edible, Medicinal, and Utilitarian Plants of the Northeast. Volume 1.

Please help to support Arthur in his new book. He has been an inspiration to foragers, botanists,and folks studying primitive skills too. I have had the pleasure of training with Arthur over this last year and my plant knowledge has grown exponentially!! I highly recommend spending time with this Master herbalist and primitive skills authority. […]

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How Are We Connected?

by Arianna and Frank Grindrod John Muir observed, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” Let us take a moment to shift out of the Nature-Culture dichotomy paradigm and recognize that humans are part of Nature and that as a very young specie […]

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Incredible Insects

Summer Explorations for You and Your Child By Arianna & Frank Grindrod Summer is splendid season to be outside exploring with children. There is just so much to investigate! A myriad of flowers are blooming in the garden and field; bees are buzzing and gathering pollen in their pollen baskets; butterflies are sipping nectar; preying […]

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