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“The Pharmacy Is All Around Us”

On November 11, 2013, Frank Grindrod made his first primetime appearance! Here’s the segment from Chronicle, Main Streets episode (you can scroll in about 2:49 minutes to see Frank’s portion about wild edibles; or you can watch the whole segment to see some of our community). Wild Edibles with Frank Grindrod of Wilderness Survival Training […]

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Nature Mapping

How do we get to know our place? By exploring it! Do you remember as a kid creating a treasure map? You and some friends may have had a can of special objects that you decided to hide together. The question, after deciding where to hide it, was how to find it again. You had […]

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Into the Outside with Fireflies

I grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey in the 1970s. As a child I remember summer nights filled with fireflies in the back yard. I was so transfixed by these little creatures! They had little flashlights on their tiny bums and they would dance in the nighttime breeze, flashing their little lights to […]

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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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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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Winter Shelter Building (Quinzee)

This is an article we wrote in the past but is so pertinent right now! Maya and the Great Outdoors A Daddy-and-Daughter’s Quest for Adventure, Knowledge and Fun in NATURE. Winter is a magical time full of wonder! Animal tracks abound; coyotes and owls call, interrupting a profound silence; and the moon glistens off the […]

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Nature’s Gifts

Greetings! The holiday times are upon us. You could go out and buy all kinds of decorations for your Christmas tree or your windows, or cards for friends and family. But let’s look at another perspective…how about creating your own decorations using materials from the natural world? Our ancestors constantly used different fibers of different […]

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