This year has had so many incredible ups and some downs, however this has been such an overall year of growth! Despite moving to a new county in the fall, the support I’ve gotten has been tremendous. Below is my year in review.
In the early spring, I completed my intermediate Herbalism training, which was such a fascinating program that helped solidify my path with foraging and wildcrafting. I love the blend of medicine, anatomy, and ecosystem connections!
In the summer, I held my first ever summer camp for kids and I was able to host not only one, but two successful weeks! These camp weeks got kids outdoors, engaging with the natural world through hands-on, scientific observation, and creating unique pieces of nature art.
Then, in the fall, my husband and I moved to Chester County so that he could start a new job at Longwood Gardens and that I could start my journey with obtaining my masters degree in Environmental Education. I had to reduce some of my hours working through The Art of Ecology, but still found time to find new workshop venues and audiences in the new location while maintaining contact with my supporters in Bucks County!
Below are some photos from this past year.
In 2023, it is my hope to further establish myself here in Chester County by offering monthly in-person, environmental education through art programs as well as host not just two, but three weeks of summer camps for kids! I also hope to increase my virtual programs that facilitate learning regardless of location so that I can reach people in Chester County, Bucks County, and around the world. I also hope to get ¾ of the way through my graduate school career and start looking at potential universities to teach Environmental Education to undergraduate students.
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