Helping People Learn

I am a teacher at heart… I really enjoy helping people learn new things. Actually, I enjoy helping people learn how to DO things. For themselves. I believe this approach was something I learned from my dad. He never told us what to do. He always asked us “what do you think you should do?”…

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Graduation! 🎓

Yesterday was a BIG day! Along with six of my classmates, I have completed the Environmental Horticulture Program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Woot! Woot! This is an intensive HANDS ON program that covers a multitude of important topics, so many that it is difficult to cover them here. So I won’t. Put it this…

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Creativity boost…

I love the Fall and Winter seasons. The cool moist air with torrential downpours in contrast with the crisp blue skies and frosty temperatures on any given day here in the Seattle area. Work (both at the nursery and with my business) has been keeping us very busy. Seems like a never ending opportunity to…

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Coming Together

It is exciting to see things finally coming together. With graduation upon me in two very short weeks, I am doing what I have always done… Working, planning and getting things done. Always thinking a few steps ahead of where I need to be in order to stay on track. Our plans may change, altered…

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Time Flies…

when you are having fun AND working hard! I cannot believe that I have not posted anything in nearly a year. Where has the time gone? Well, let me tell you. This last year has been a whorl wind. It flew by so quickly that I cannot believe that I will be graduating in just…

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Another Day Another Dibble…

Today was another good day at school and in the greenhouse. I’ll be the first to admit the irony of me being in a horticulture program… Me, who up until two weeks ago, hadn’t grown anything in YEARS! I am learning a whole new vocabulary and thankfully I am learning this in a very safe…

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Re-springing Your Step

Daily Prompt: Tell us about the last experience you had that left you feeling fresh, energized, and rejuvenated. What was it that had such a positive effect on you? Funny you should ask!  Today, today was the last experience that I had that left me feeling fresh, energized and rejuvenated. Mind you it was 48…

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Cropping Assignment Progress… And other stuff

Well, I am happy to report that my seeds germinated… Yeah me!!! In the first week after germination they are doing well. I keep a daily written and photo log to track their progress and in the next few weeks I’ll be adding two more crops to my daily activities. My work is more detailed…

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Playing with clay… Week 2

Originally posted on Molly & Fred's Excellent Adventures:
Fred and I worked on our projects from the previous week… I need to be better about taking pictures, I don’t have even one of Fred playing with clay. I’m slightly disappointed with the class. We have a very good instructor, I am just more of…

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Playing with clay

Originally posted on Molly & Fred's Excellent Adventures:
Fred and I are playing with clay. We thought it would be fun to take a class together so we signed up for a ceramic class and are going to be learning different clay techniques. Today was our first day of class and we started with…

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