Category Archives: trees

Monday thought of the week: the ideal piece of playground equipment

A thought: One of our favourite stories on the importance of reconnecting children to nature is from the renowned playground designer, Rusty Keeler. The moment he shifted from designing children’s play equipment to working with nature came when he was … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: among the fallen

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A walk at the White Oak Savanna in West Linn

This morning my son and I joined park advocate Roberta Schwarz for a stroll through a newer park in West Linn, the White Oak Savanna. Lots of time and dedication from Roberta and a horde of volunteers went into making this … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: just hanging out in a tree

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Wednesday photo of the week: lookout

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Wednesday photo of the week: tree time

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Wednesday photo of the week: my little monkeys

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Monday thought of the week: mutilating the experience of childhood

A thought: Modern parents need to stop thinking that anything and everything will kill their children. There’s a lot more at stake than broken limbs when we cut down trees. We risk mutilating the experience of childhood and stunting kids’ … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: tree climber

We cannot keep this kid out of trees!

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Monday thought of the week: a new world

A thought: The climbing of a new tree is for the boy the discovery of a new world. – Friedrich Fröbel, Education of Man (1826)

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