The moon was pink for awhile Tuesday night. My garden was well-watered, if not well-weeded, and I sat by open windows enjoying late breezes bringing the smell of warm rosemary to my desk. I’ve been making pen and ink drawings …

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When Civic Garden Center staff and volunteers think of the first weekend of May, our automatic first association is THE Plant Sale. It has been happening for over 60 years now and it is the big event for many Cincinnati …

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How can we keep from working?

Yesterday there was a snippet on NPR about school districts that paid students for every book they read. They found that the students did, in fact, read more books, but they chose shorter books. One of the researchers being interviewed …

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by Michele Dragga, CGC Hoffman Library Committee The Hoffman Library has always had a collection of resource books for youth education available for teachers and parents looking for ideas for engaging children in nature or gardening activities. However, it’s had …

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The land teaches itself. It’s about the process not the product. Children can do it given the right tools.     Nature Playscape at Walnut Hills Cincinnati Early Learning Center Video created by Adventurous Child at the Cincinnati Early Learning …

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The Weeds Will Always Be With Us

It’s been a rough week in the neighborhood – not because anything particularly bad happened, but because I was in neighborhoods more than schools this past week and reminded of how tough life is. Our neighborhood gardens are built strongly …

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