Sunday is Guerrilla Gardening Day and the Donahues are really looking forward to it. We are co-hosting an event Saturday night with a local Guerrilla Gardening team called the Well-fed Guerrillas, http://wellfedguerrillas.blogspot.com/.
Want to help out? Send us an e-mail at KIVAinfo@gmail.com and we’ll send you directions to the secret location. We’ll be meeting from 7-9 [...]
If there was one person that I have quoted the most here at www.kidsadventuring.org, it would be David Sobel. I have found such wisdom and inspiration in his work. His book, Childhood and Nature: Design Principles in Education has encouraged me over the years to reshape much of my classroom instruction. His article, “Beyond Ecophobia” [...]
Just read a great article in our local Roanoke Times about how the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are working together to collect an invasive species: Garlic Mustard. Join a group of folks April 30th at the Cascades and help us pull garlic mustard. They will pull the plants, carefully getting the roots, and then [...]
D G D A
the rain didn’t come for one calendar year
so when the man with the sunflower seeds in his hand came here
G D A D
we sent him away, we sent him away
the rain didn’t come for twelve months more
so when the man with the seed catalogs darkened our door
we sent him away (4x)
and i [...]
Find the yard and there within build a garden, from the ground up.
We have the seeds, we have the time, we have the tools, but how was I going to trick (I mean encourage) the kids into helping me build this thing?
The kids have helped in the past, but our gardens over the years brought with them [...]
The Donahue kids and the Donahue dad are on spring break!
explore, explore, explore.
finally catching up on all that is wonderful in life.
and constantly, this quote comes back to me…
“The enjoyment of scenery employs the mind without fatigue and yet exercises it; tranquilizes it and yet enlivens it; and thus, through the influence of the mind [...]
Our local newspaper, The Roanoke Times has recently added a very nice column for us dad’s out there called The Dadline.
About The Dadline
Veteran Roanoke Times features reporter Ralph Berrier Jr. Ralph became a father nearly five years ago, and has since learned, um, something about parenting.
He will share insights, trends and just plain funny stories [...]
April 23, 2011
11AM -3 PM
*** No admission fee, please ride your bikes or walk, or park in the neighborhood,
at The Raleigh Court Methodist and Presbyterian Churches
on Grandin Rd. near the post office
Earth Day Roanoke
We’re taking it to the street, Sat. April 23, 11 AM – 3 PM
Grandin Road between Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op and Too Many Books. Street closed [...]
For more information, check out http://earthday.nature.org/
Last year, we put together a team of families who were interested in joining us for an overnight Leave No Trace hike. We got together for a potluck dinner and watched a video about the seven LNT principles. For more information, you can check out details at http://kidsadventuring.org/blog/?page_id=2181.
Tonight, we gathered together at Walkabout Outfitter for [...]