“Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature.”
― Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Turning screen-time into green-time!
Michele's experience teaching comes from working with Fleet Farming, teaching homeschool students at The Inspiring Minds Day School in Orlando, teaching gardening at The Florida School of Holistic Living, and now managing Tiger Territory Education Garden in south Florida. She has over 5 years of experience with Nature-based education, particularly with children.
She is especially passionate about teaching youth, as they are the ones who will inherit this precious planet we call home. Teaching about Nature is particularly impactful for her because she sees many children getting lost in their technology without making time to appreciate their natural surroundings.
Her aim is to make classes exciting, informative, and practical for students to be able to do something useful with the information. Her goal is for your children to know what regenerative gardening means and why it is important, how to identify and grow various plants, how to notice seasonal shifts and weather changes. She want to show them how thrilling it can be to simply observe the outdoors. Many of us have lost touch with the living Earth, and her goal is to show children the absolute necessity and honest to goodness fun that is waiting to be discovered among the leaves and twigs!
Being out in Nature truly is the best classroom where children can learn teamwork, patience, deep listening, observation, tender loving care, compassion, mindfulness, and so much more.
In the presence of Nature, children can learn to cultivate a sense of inner peace, which is especially valuable in our every changing world.
They will also learn practical things like how to grow food, basic herbal preparations, the importance of pollinators, plant identification, climactic changes, seed saving, composting, regenerative mindset, propagation, the importance of trading