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"Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, waterbugs, tadpoles, frogs & turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, hickory nuts, trees to climb, animals to pet, hayfields, pine cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets – and any child who has been deprived of these
has been deprived of the best part of his education."
-Luther Burbank 1849 - 1926
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Backyard Blessings Inspirational Essays
The human mind treats a new idea|
the same way the body treats a strange
it rejects it.
-Peter. B. Medawar, scientist, Nobel laureate
Green Career as Pioneer of IPM, Oscar Bacon
A green career is one that protects and restores the earth -- and Oscar Bacon made his gentle mark with a lifetime of learning about, and protecting our native and agricultural heritage.
What science isn't. Citizen science innovates for real life.
Savor the little things in life...
Kick Up Your Heels with Contra Dancing
Contra dancing for exercise and community
Daryl Hannah promotes sustainable living
Daryl Hannah, whose commitment to the environment is as notable as her acting career, hosts the "FORCES OF NATURE - The Future of Sustainability"
Take Care for Baby's Welfare
Part of our connection to nature is having babies. And part of having babies is being responsible for the health and wellbeing of the child.
Where are OUR backyards?
Welcome to our backyard! See a map representing our worldwide readers!
Intelligent Design or Darwinian Evolution’s Survival of the Fittest?... How About Neither?
What is humankind’s place in the universe? That fundamental question underlies both scientific inquiry and millennia of religious thought.
Stronger than Super Glue - Nature still inspires innovation
Super glue is weak compared to this bacteria's stick-to-itiveness!
People of faith address the Creator's environment
Religious environmental sustainbility is mobilizing Christian, Jewish, Catholic, and Evangelical members to protect the environment, seek environmental justice, and improve the Creator's covenant with the earth and people.
Wilderness Camps for Teens
Wilderness programs that offer academic credit help inspire troubled teens to achieve more by addressing the underlying emotional and behavioral issues that sabotage their success.
Green Businesses -- why?
Every productive activity contributes to the successful business (and life) system in our community.
It's time to celebrate! Nature festivals sizzle
Nature festivals celebrate birds, wildlife, wilderness and you! Peek into the Kern River Valley Spring Nature Festival and think, "Let's explore!"
A Few Poetic Leaves...
You've got a friend in this scruffy guy!
Yes, you've got a friend...
The Pillars of Creation Above Your Backyard
The Hubble telescope explored the sky and mysterious spaces lurking above your very own backyard! Dense clouds of hydrogen gas and dust that have survived longer than their surroundings and witnessed massive newborn stars... all above your own little patch of ground here on earth!
Who Inspires (ed) Your Love of Gardening?
Colleen Plimpton reads inspiring memories from her book, "Mentors in the Garden of Life."
Time for Subtleties
Much like our backyard is more of a community than we realize most of
the time. The rich tapestry of life forms...and minerals...and
textures...and colors...and life cycles. They create such a rich depth of experience that we have to take the time to notice all the little parts and honor them.
I recently spent an afternoon at the beach exploring tidal
pools. What are those? Just miniature little worlds unto themselves!
Negative and positive of life
I've always puzzled why we focus so much on such negativities.
It's convenient to think that we learn about God from the Bible. And
Snakes...one of the scariest parts of nature for me.
Where are you looking?
I've been mulling over the walk along this journey of life and what God intends... and here are a few of my reflections....
Inspirational Backyard Nature Essays
Spiritual and inspirational essays about God's handiwork in nature.