the irresistible fleet of bicycles

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learning with the land

The Walden Project takes public high school to the woods each day in western Vermont. In this 5-minute preview of a 30-minute film produced by Walden alumna Julia Walsh, check out the history, environment, community, discussions, food and philosophy of the Walden Project. For information about their related student art exhibit (also called Learning with the Land) and more, visit

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DIY skills for kids

DIY.orgjust released the first of their Skills pages. Included in these is a Gardener Skill page. DIY has many enthusiastic gardeners already in the fold, now there’s a curated curriculum where these budding agrarians can challenge themselves.

What do you think, Greenhorns?  They have plans to release Landscaper, Hydrologist, Rancher, Animal Keeper, Mycologist, Forester and other land-based Skills training soon.

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real food in schools

Some news on Slow Food’s Time for Lunch campaign…

Remember this date: September 7, 2009. We’ll look back on that day as the moment when people across America took a stand about the food our children eat at school.


As you know, children who grow up enjoying food that is both delicious and good for them learn healthy eating habits that last throughout their lives. Those habits can start at school – but only if we give schools the resources to serve real food instead of the overly processed fast food that endangers their health. Continue reading


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