In the IslandWood garden, we have many cycles. We have our soil-to-snack food cycle, our compost cycle, and even the cycle of our seasons. But one of our most important cycles, is the Stewardship cycle.
Happy Halloween from IslandWood!
Wow, these past few weeks have been a whirlwind!
The beautiful golden Big Leaf Maple leaves are starting to fall, the Alder branches are almost bare and there is a brisk chill in the air. Autumn is here and our first semester as graduate students is in full force.
What does a scientist look like? It’s a simple question that most people can quickly answer. I encourage you to think of a few words to describe a scientist before reading past this sentence.
What is one of the best ways to enjoy a rainy day in the garden? By drinking warm garden tea of course! Team Cloud enjoyed a fun afternoon in the garden tasting herbs and veggies and then deciding which plants would make the most delicious warm tea.
After just completing my first week of solo teaching, I know I made the right decision to come here to IslandWood. To be completely honest, the transition into graduate school has been challenging. Busy schedules, homework, very little free time... Moving to IslandWood has been an incredible lifestyle change for me, especially after spending the past year in Latin America where time moves quite a bit slower. Yet, after waving goodbye to my first round of students from the School Overnight Program on Thursday afternoon, I knew that my choice was worth it.
Inside these brown, decaying looking bean pods is something quite magical. And it is really fun to show our SOP kids the colorful surprise inside!
It's hard to believe that the first month of school, and of our School Overnight Program is complete! It's been a busy month at IslandWood and we are thrilled to have so many children in our garden. Here is a quick look at some of the fun we've been having.