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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It’s no secret…

We are very open about the fact that we are moving back to Alaska. The original plan was to leave by May of 2016. Not gonna happen. 😕 Things happen. Sometimes they happen and aren’t what you were planning. In my case, I lost my high paying job (which was a blessing) and took a…

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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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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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Germination Success

I was hoping this is what I would see when I returned to school this morning… I actually felt a bit giddy seeing that my little seeds had germinated and were popping their heads above the soil. They should be ready to transplant by early next week at the rate they are growing. It was…

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Seed Sowing… Intentional (and Unintentional)

Friday was a busy day at school. 14 weeks until the big plant sale and research shows that for my Dahlia’s to be ready and blooming by the sale I needed to get the seeds sown before I left school for the weekend. I can’t remember the last time I actually started anything from seed.…

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