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June 28, 2018

Packing List for Day Hikes 

Basic:

-Comfortable (and broken in) hiking shoes

-Clothing for the weather through the day - pack a waterproof layer and an extra fleece or light jacket

-Two pairs of wool-blend socks – one on your feet and one in your pack.  Swap if feet get we...

June 16, 2018

Sometimes I forget how much of an uphill battle rewilding is.  We, both as a society and more specifically as nature lovers, have been taught that nature is something to be admired, preserved, protected and left entirely alone.  When someone steps out of the “accepted”...

May 9, 2018

I find that I tend to write far more about the changing of the seasons that about anything else.  While I've known since I was a small kid that many birds fly south for the winter and many trees grow new leaves each year, I only really started to map these changes when...

October 24, 2016

The intersection between wild foods and farmer's markets can be a tricky one. 

When we had the great opportunity of teaching a natural world activity at the Chappaqua Farmer's Market- I was excited. Farmer's markets are excellent places to find good local foods- from th...

September 29, 2016

What a beautiful day it was! Sunny and cool- the perfect entryway into Autumn. 

We quickly set up our table of Natural World goodies- (deer hide and antlers, flint, quartzite and other stones, woven baskets, and a few guidebooks on the natural world) and immediately had...

September 20, 2016

On September 9, in one of our first events as The Rewilding School, Eric & I had the pleasure of teaching Girl Scouts how to make a Berry Picking Basket.

(Okay, to be honest, it's Eric teaching, and me trying to keep up and assist)

Before the event even began we were ab...

January 25, 2016

Humans are social creatures.  Our ancestors developed the most complex language in the animal kingdom and we use it all the time.  In fact, its rare to spend any time now where we don't meet human communication.  Through television, social media, music, conversation, w...

January 25, 2016

I passed over the entirety of the United States in a matter of hours.  The land below emerged from the darkness of early morning into the squares and squiggles that define our artificial borders.  One farm blended into the next as the fields of corn grew to great plain...

December 25, 2015

Originally Written October 25, 2015

I find myself in an increasing familiar place, the back fields of a farm.  The soft crunch of acorns under foot belies the bounty of this fall.  Fresh tracks of turkey, deer, raccoon, skunk, and coyotes appear clear as writing on a pa...

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