As you know, we’re in the year of 2019 and it’s no secret that our environment is changing rapidly. Over the past 100 years, we’ve seen the American Chestnut Tree gradually diminish. We could potentially see this tree go extinct within our lifetime! (That is if we don’t do anything about it, of course).

This Fall, we will be planting American Chestnut Trees in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Join us in making sure that this very vital tree doesn’t go extinct anytime soon. All volunteers are welcome to the Fall planting events which will also include educational presentations and information on how we can help plant trees and look after our environment. Adults and famil...

March 27, 2018

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started"

-Mark Twain

Being dependable, honest and patient are some very important skills in life. Why dependable?  Dependability is good because it means people can rely on you to help them in a time of need. It is important, to be honest, so you have fair friendships where you don’t lie to each other. And of course patience. It is a valuable skill because it helps you focus on important tasks that you will need to accomplish through life. But if you are not patient then you won’t be able to reach those certain goals that you have put out for yourself.

In addition, the ability to survive in the woods is an essential life skill that...

February 14, 2018

A life of love, meaning and purpose, a path in balance, connection, community, support, and a sense of empowerment is essential for each one of us.

Happy Love Day Every Day, our Dear Community! 

In a few short weeks, we will start preparing our seeds for a new growth season. Soil is essential for growth of plants that support all life. Without major decomposes like fungi, bacteria, algae, protozoans, there would be no soil. A teaspoon of soil can contain 2 billion of these organisms, which break down detritus (the dead remains of plans and animals).

As the decomposers work, they produce carbon dioxide breaking down organic matter into proteins, fats, carbohydrates, ash. This is how essential minerals become available for plant growth and make the nutrient cycle possible, so that new life springs from the old in a continuing cycle of life and death on Earth. Prio...

In the process of building, children work with the concepts of math, geometry, physics and engineering, developing physical skills, spatial and mechanical reasoning and conceptual thinking.