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Have a Sunny Day Friends……………..

This is a sunflower from our Organic Community Garden here in Joliet, Illinois. I thought I would post it today to give everyone a chance for a sunny day!

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Summer Solstice ………..May you have the longest happiest day of your life!

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Photo Friday June 14, 2013

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Photo Friday June 7th

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Fairy Fest is THIS Saturday (always the first Saturday in May)

Every year in Pilcher Park the fairies decend upon us. We are lucky enough to be graced by the presence of all of the fairy magic the Universe has to offer. We also have fairies in training who learn the … Continue reading

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Play in Nature Keynote Address

Today I was the Keynote Speaker for The Will County Regional Office of Education 2012 Early Childhood Education Conference.  What a fun day to meet with and talk to K-2 Teachers about Play in Nature.  Here is some of what … Continue reading

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Mom says “Go outside and play!” Now What?

My Mother used to say “Go Outside and Play!” and I would say “with who?”  Then I would grab a book and read under a tree somewhere.  Parent’s today are afraid to say “Go Outside and Play!”  Parents are afraid that … Continue reading

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Play in Nature with the Beekman Boys

Are you wondering what in the world the Beekman Boys have to do with Play in Nature?  Well for one thing my guess is both of them played outside as a child.  At least Josh did.  And why do I … Continue reading

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It’s time for Preschool: Have you considered a Nature Based Preschool?

One of the most important things you can do for your child is make him comfortable being outside.  Children who play outdoors on a regular basis are far less likely to obese.  Chidren who play outdoors grow up to love nature and … Continue reading

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Joliet Partnership for Healthy Families Launched Today!

Today in Joliet, Illinois: a small town mostly known for its prisons we launched a radical plan to make our city healthy! Yes! Healthy. We have been meeting for years as a group of about 12 people representing the Joliet … Continue reading

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