National Environmental Education Week provided this list of “top rated apps” suggested for educators that teach in the outdoors. I haven’t checked any of them out but I plan on downloading the Nature Notebook app today because of my interest in phenology. I’ll report back with my own opinion once I’ve had a chance to […]
Top: 10-16-12 Bottom: 10-25-12 What a difference nine days can make. I can’t wait to follow this beech collection near the entrance intersection over the course of the coming year. Bernheim in early morning light is magnificent.
The initial earthwork for the Edible Garden pond and wetland is nearing completion. We are aiming for an on-site ecological water system that collects, stores, uses, cleans and returns to the environment 100% of the gardens’ water needs. In shorthand that is “net zero water“. Since water is such a precious resource it only […]
Fall is a great time of year to get outside and play. As the weather gets cooler the fall colors start popping and you don’t have as many insects to deal with. Here’s a great article on the value of outdoor play by David Elkind, a professor of child development at Tufts University. dpi.wi.gov/ccic/pdf/weekly_articles/values_outdoor_play.pdf
To meet the standards of the Living Building Challenge the materials used in the Edible Garden have to be carefully selected. If we use wood it has to come from a locally harvested source where the harvest is part of an ecological enhancement effort or from FSC certified forestry practices. But steel is also an […]
It’s amazing to think that a few scribbled lines in pencil on paper can result in an actual ecological feature in a complex garden landscape. But, that’s how it happens. At least that’s how it starts.
In another year this will all be under water. Water that will be growing our food. Can’t wait till this fills up now.