August 6, 2018

This month, a young hickory tree on top of the hill has begun gifting us with its first hickory nuts. They plop onto the ground like tennis balls and conveniently roll themselves to our garage door, to be claimed by kids, squirrels and chipmunks; it’s a race!

Hickory nuts have a pleasant taste and contain beneficial oils, nutrients and antioxidants. It’s fairly easy to crack them with a rock, mallet or hammer, after removing the hulls. That said, It is good to let them dry for a few days before cracking. The nut meat can be stored in a fridge for a few weeks and used for snacks, holiday baking or even making nut milk.

The Native People knew how to extract and ingest hicko...

July 10, 2017

Antinanco Earth Arts School, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is committed to support hands-on education beyond classroom walls for children and families of the NY, NJ and PA communities through programs, scholarships, free offerings and awards.  Since our inception in 2015, we have distributed $6,500 in funds towards free classes, panels, scholarships and awards.  Although we are yet to see success with securing grants from private foundations and public entities, we have been receiving very generous support from our volunteer board members and teachers, local community supporting our fundraiser events, and corporate matching gift programs.  We are grateful for the...

December 2, 2016

We believe that NOW IS THE TIME to expand education beyond the classroom walls and rethink the learning framework in order to raise responsible citizens who will feel confident and adequate to stand up and represent the rights of our planet, nature, ecosystems.

Children have become tiny cogs in the education system machine where their success is measured via fractioned curriculum and test-driven pressures.

We are determined to expand the definition of the classroom and provide education based on a far more tactile, tangible and interconnected model with tools necessary to bring real solutions and alternative resolutions to the issues that we now face as the society at lar...