For the past 20 some years, I've worked in some form of environmental education, including international environmental education and conservation; children's gardening; and natural resources education. I have a Ph.D. from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. My research focused on children's sense of place in three communities of New Mexico. I teach occasionally at the University of Colorado and consult as well. The rest of my time is spent with my 4 year old son. I just started a blog address a potential niche in family gardening (with children). If anyone knows of similar sites or has suggestions for ways to build this, I'd love feedback!
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It depends what you mean by a forest kindergarten. There's a lot of interpretation over such a term. Over here in the UK it means weekly visits to a woodland for play by pre-schoolers. Is this what you had in mind, or a pre-school that's outdoors 80% time all year round?
Hi Tori! Welcome to the forum. I really enjoyed reading your blog. I'm passionate about gardening, as are many members of the community. We've discussed school gardens. I wonder if a general gardening topic is in order?
I know you'll add a lot to the forum - your bio is rich and I see you've joined some groups. I hope you continue to make yourself at home and find this a rich source of resources and camaraderie. (As a side note, I also blog about gardening, among other things, at www.slowfamilyonline.com. Just wrote about seed saving.) Cheers!