Children and Nature

Living Arts Weekly: Fort Building

April 11, 2021 Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves. – Adrienne Clarkson Did you ever build an outdoor fort or tree house when you were little? Or a blanket-and-sheet fort indoors? I’ve been wondering about …

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Living Arts Weekly: A Spring Story

March 14, 2021 The little brown bulb went to sleep in the ground, In his little brown nightie, he slept very sound. King Winter, he roared and he raged overhead, But the little brown bulb didn’t move in his bed. When Springtime came tip-toeing over the lea, Finger to lips, as soft as can be, …

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Living Arts Weekly: Dye Magic

October 18, 2020 I found I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way. Things I had no words for.  – Georgia O’Keefe   The kids were really eager to see our results from last week’s solar dyeing project. One of them asked immediately upon arrival, “What do the …

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Living Arts Weekly: Apples

September 20, 2020 It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple-tree is connected with that of man.  – Henry David Thoreau, from Wild Apples: The History of the Apple Tree Ah, the apple! Is there any other fruit so widely exalted in the history of symbolism and  mythology? Apples have a prominent place …

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