Posts about Gardening

Nature Journaling in the EcoGarden

Nature Journaling in the EcoGarden

   Smelling leaves, tasting seeds, feeling bark and basking in autumn’s evening glow as we explore the garden and capture our wild curiosity in our trusty journals.  Armed with nothing but our pens and our brilliant awareness, we go forth into the...

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Kids that dig it!

Kids that dig it!

   Children love to dig in the dirt!  In fact, this fundamental activity seems to be therapeutic to all ages.  There are about 1 billion microorganisms in just one teaspoon of top soil.  Earth worms, bacteria, fungi, arthropods, nematodes,...

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Milky Oats & Inner Peace

Milky Oats & Inner Peace

    Harvesting milky oats is one of the most satisfying forms of gardening I know of!  I like to take a light, yet firm hold of the stem (about a quarter of the way down, just where the oats begin to show themselves) and slide my hand up the stem...

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Learning From Nature/Biomimicry

Learning From Nature/Biomimicry

   Peas feel their way through life as they reach for a hold, lash on, and reach onward to the next hold.  What can we learn from them?    Tropism is the “movement” of plants in a direction due to external stimuli.    Thigmotropism is the growth of plants...

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