Magic, Wonder, Science and Exploration: The Educational Value of Fairy Villages

Atop a hill at the center of our outdoor classroom at the Fiddleheads Forest School in Seattle, Washington, is a sprawling fairy village. Scramble up a looping pathway past a few western red cedars and a bed of native Mahonia and evergreen elderberry and you’re there. It’s a little metropolis, complete with gardens, a town … Continue reading Magic, Wonder, Science and Exploration: The Educational Value of Fairy Villages

Poop Fairies!

One very inquisitive Granddaughter's explanation! If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the … Continue reading Poop Fairies!

Summer DIY ~ Eating With Herbs

We are headed full steam ahead into summer, the time of bounty! Our local farmers markets and grocery stores are filling out with fresh, seasonal produce—and if we’re lucky to have gardens they are, too. When fresh fruits and veggies abound, it’s easy to include lots of them into our diets and lifestyles—making the warmer … Continue reading Summer DIY ~ Eating With Herbs