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March 27, 2020

Fighting the Big Dry

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I might be in a panic about the dead state of our landscape, but oddly enough, it motivates my kids. Along with the neighbor children they have formed a club whose stated purpose is to conserve water and build topsoil.

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February 12, 2020

The Forest Kindergarten: A School for Life

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I was in the middle of sorting clothes. I had just picked out a pullover, winter jacket, and raincoat for my six-year-old to wear, and I envied the comfortable prospects of her classmate. Anna would not have to go out. She would most likely be...

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September 6, 2019

How I Overcame My Eco-Anxiety

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Are we just helpless bystanders watching global corporations do what they like with our world? The realists say that one person can’t make a difference. But who wants to live as if that’s true? Kids certainly don’t. They like action. So at the...

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June 25, 2019

The Play Stops: An Unexpected Story of Technology and Kids

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All five kindergarteners in the “Pebble Patch” – the part of our school playground with a pebble surface – were engrossed in building a scaffold with large wooden blocks. They collaborated, created, solved problems, and overcame differences as their...

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