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Featured Photo and Quote: Fall 2014

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte

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Featured Photo and Quote: Summer 2014

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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like hard work.

-Thomas Edison

Photo and Quote of the Month: Spring 2014

Strawberry Season“‘We fought for Independence, son,’ Father said. ‘But all the land our forefathers had was a little strip of country, here between the mountains and the ocean. All the way from here west was Indian country, and Spanish and French and English country. It was farmers that took all that country and made it America.'”

-Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farmer Boy

Featured Photo and Quote: Winter 2014
“The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground.”  --Rumi

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“The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground.” — Rumi

Quote of the Month: Year End 2: 2014

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“Time in nature is not leisure time; it’s an essential investment in our children’s health (and also, by the way, in our own).”

-Richard Louv 

Featured Photo and Quote: December 2013

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
-Nelson Mandela

Featured Photo and Quote: Special Year End Report 2013
Photo credit: Gary McGivney

Photo credit: Gary McGivney

“Some kids have never seen what a real tomato looks like off the vine. They don’t know where a cucumber comes from. And that really affects the way they view food. So a garden helps them really get their hands dirty, literally, and understand the whole process of where their food comes from. And I wanted them to see just how challenging and rewarding it is to grow your own food, so that they would better understand what our farmers are doing every single day across this country and have an appreciation for … that American tradition of growing our own food and feeding ourselves.”

–Michelle Obama

Featured Photo and Quote: November 2013

photo 2 In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
-William Blake

Featured Photo and Quote: October 2013

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

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Featured Photo and Quote: September 2013

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The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon. -Maria Montessori