This page is devoted to examples, studies, and so forth, describing the natural world, children, the value of “dirt time” and gardening — the kind of things that motivated us to provide Parker Learning Gardens to the world. Explore…
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- Being in the garden is good for children’s minds, immune systems, . . .
- Gardens: Mud, . . .
- Natural resilience
- How different life forms work together to create life-sustaining environments
- The wonderful vastness
Being in the garden is good for children.
Developing the mind —
Connecting children’s “mental imagery” to the natural world—
Developing the immune system —
How to build a mud kitchen– https://www.gsheller.com/2014/10/the-original-mud-pie-kitchen.html
Resilience is possible
A beautiful example of agricultural balance lasting thousands of years– https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-10-08/the-lost-forest-gardens-of-europe/
Plants, fungi and microbes work together to create a wholesome home for us all.
An informative overview describing very early origins of plants and fungi working together long before even roots branches and flowers cam along–
So many life forms, so little time.
On modern fungi, from David Wagner, who does the Oregon Nature Calendars we love—