Hazelnuts are in bloom

Noticed an American hazelnut (Corylus Americana) blooming today at Prairie Winds Farm.This is a bit early as they usually don’t bloom till March or April. But, with the wacky weather we’re having right now it’s not surprising. Another name for this shrub is American...

American hazelnut blooming

Noticed an American hazelnut (Corylus Americana) blooming today at Prairie Winds Farm. This is a bit early as they usually don’t bloom till March or April. But, with the wacky weather we’re having right now it’s not surprising. Another name for this shrub is American...

Climate Camp followup

It’s been 4 months since our first Climate Camp in July and it’s so exciting to see the followup that has taken place.  First, we had the podcast hosted by Kathy Sipple which was recorded during the camp itself.   Jim Poyser, camp leader and Youth Power...

Climate Camp July 15-16, 2015

We are looking for a dozen or so teenagers (13 on up) who “get it” about climate change and the need for sustainable actions and civic engagement. Climate solutions include a broad array of options including: reducing dependence on fossil energy by biking...

2015 Summer Camp Registration is Open

Do you have fond memories of your childhood? Relaxed days spent in (mostly) unstructured outdoor play; the freedom to discover things on your own; taking your time to explore the world around you? Our children are so often over scheduled and surrounded by stress...