In the Forest


IMG_1036A long time away from this blog I know. Summer camps, a beautiful yurt, my big girl starting kindergarten and Ivy Forest School officially opening it’s doors.  It has been an exhausting but amazingly wonderful few months.  Ivy Forest School has already become a wonderful community of such lovely folks and we have a waiting list already which simply blows me away.  I am thrilled that there are so many local families who believe in the importance of nature in our children’s education.

I will be writing more very soon I promise.  I look forward to sharing our experiences as the program develops.  For now we are busy becoming comfortable with uneven terrain, being outside all morning and being working in a group.  Most of the class are in the 2-3 age range and this is their first group experience.  We are having tremendous fun though.

For now I will leave you with a picture of a fantastically huge slug we found.  We used our nature identification guides and the children decided it is a banana slug!  They found it captivating and loved to watch it slither around.  The trails it left behind led to a whole artistic project in itself…….

Yurt Update


Hello folks.  I know you have been eagerly awaiting a yurt update!

Well, here it is…..

Nope, we did not reach our goal on kickstarter, but…….we can still get the yurt for the amount that was pledged!

This is because we were offered FREE labor for building the platform and reduced pricing on materials.  As a result we have been able to knock the goal down to $6,000!  It is incredibly exciting and we have raised over 1/2 of that in the last week.  If you want to know more you can check out the school’s website here