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Free Food Falling from the Sky…Acorns!

Going into the outdoors in the mid-autumn we notice the leaves carpeting the ground in a beautiful all natural mosaic. Earlier in the season, we noticed the leaves changing colors–scarlet, orange, yellow and flame colors like a fire. As we continue to walk in the forest, we are surrounded by these majestic beings that connect […]

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Making Fruit Leather with Wild Berries

A Great Way for the Whole Family to Connect with Nature There’s something magical about gathering your own food as a family, and what an education for children and for families to have this experience together. Learning how to see through the eyes of a forager really helps to create a bond with the natural […]

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Nature Connection and Cultural Mentoring

The Transformational Power of Nature Connection and Cultural Mentoring Nature connection is not just important but wildly important! A past Valley Kids was packed with several stories on nature-based learning with some powerful evidence to share about Richard Louv, the author of Last Child in the Woods, and his work about Nature Deficit Disorder and […]

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Seeing through the Eyes of the Forager

LEARNING FROM THE PAST AND PRESENT There are many different plants that offer potential foods for us to experience. Our ancestors all over the world remind us to share a deep relationship with plants and the importance of a sacred balance. There are cultural tracks left behind for us to follow and learn this deep […]

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Spring Is Awakening All Around Us

Look, Listen, Feel, Touch and Taste Deep Listening, There Is More Going on than You Think The sounds of spring are all around us. There is a BIG difference in hearing and listening. Hearing can be passive. Listening causes us to reach out with our senses to become more present in the moment. We may […]

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The White Pine

Historic White Pine—Past , Present and Future…How the Land, People and Culture Were Transformed Join me as we walk out into the forest with the snow underneath our feet, looking at the stories that the land holds for us. We see the majestic pine, the one that grows tall through the canopy, like a cathedral, […]

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