Do you want to join in the quilted yurt design? Print out this photo, courtesy of Rich at jaia tipis, and get designing. We would love to see your finished designs if you wish to share them!
Well, it has been a few months hasn’t it! So much has been happening though. We are now enrolling for September 2013 and are super excited about the coming year. This is the first nature school in Charlottesville and I am so excited to see my dream unfold. If you would like to know more about the school click here for the school website (or check out the tab for Ivy Forest School!)
Our other exciting news is that we are launching a campaign to raise fund for our new classroom. It is a forest program, which means that most of the time we will be in the forest. However we do need some inside space to regroup and for rest time. Our dream is to build a yurt and for the children to help in the designing of the quilted walls! It has been a long time planning but today the project was officially launched! We need to raise $13,000 to make the project happen. We think it is an awesome project and the children are super excited about it. Please spread the word to anyone you think may be interested in supporting this endeavor.
Thanks so much
Did I mention how impatient I am getting about spring? We had more snow this week, yet there are some flowers starting to pop out of the ground. Time to decorate the house for spring! We made these sweet ‘feather trees’. Traditionally used in Scandinavian countries as ‘Easter trees’ they are used to decorate at a time when not much is blooming. Basically you decorate the branches and then keep them in water to watch the buds grow into leaves. It involved colored feathers and pipe cleaners so my kids were thrilled!