Minnesota EcoMoms-Chapter of the EcoMom Alliance

EcoMom Farm Field Trip with the St. Paul EcoMoms-the EcoPaulitans!
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Host: Jose Brizard/Ecopaulitans
Location: Cedar Summit Dairy Farm
2580 Drexel Ave, New Prague, MN 56071 US
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When: Tuesday, August 26, 10:00AM
Phone: Jose 651.695.1855
Please join us for a tour of the now certified organic Cedar Summit Farm. You may have already tasted their delicious milk and other dairy products from grass fed cows. We will tour the farm and the plant where they process cheese and ice cream, we might be able to see other farm animals such as chickens. The tour takes about one hour and is completed with an ice cream cone. For more information on the farm and a map, please visit their website. http://www.cedarsummit.com It takes about 50 minutes to get there from St. Paul.Tour is $7.50 per adult and $5.00 per child. Please RSVP.

TONIGHT 7PM-Wine and The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv book discussion
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5813 West 61st Street Edina 55436-RSVP juliemcjones@gmail.com.

Join the EcoCivic Leaders, EcoParents, EcoGrandmas, EcoAunties, and EcoMoms for a lively discussion over wine of the provocative book, The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. All are welcome. June 11, 7-10. Email for directions:juiemcjones@gmail.com

An Overview of Last Child in the Woods

In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.

Last Child in the Woods is the first book to bring together a new and growing body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. More than just raising an alarm, Louv offers practical solutions and simple ways to heal the broken bond—and many are right in our own backyard.

This new edition reflects the enormous changes that have taken place since the book was originally published. It includes:

  • 100 actions you can take to create change in your community, school, and family.
  • 35 discussion points to inspire people of all ages to talk about the importance of nature in their lives.
  • A new progress report by the author about the growing Leave No Child Inside movement.
  • New and updated research confirming that direct exposure to nature is essential for the physical and emotional health of children and adults

Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder has spurred a national dialogue among educators, health professionals, parents, developers and conservationists. This is a book that will change the way you think about your future and the future of your children.

Bookcover - Last Child in the Woods

Seasoned Yogini
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There are 7 TruGreen warning signs out on my neighborhood this week AND it was confirmed the TruGreen (formerly ChemLawn) now sprays my child’s school.

I need to breathe (from safe inside) through this frustration and practice asanas of “letting go” postures and maybe not spontaneously on a street corner in a dress, but you get the metaphor.