Wonder . . Curiosity . . Exploration . . Discovery . . Time . . Joy. . Freedom

the essence of childhood . . . learning naturally

Real, natural learning is in the living.
It's in the observing, the questioning,
the examining, the pondering, the analyzing, the watching, the reading,
the DO-ing, the living, the breathing, 
the loving, the joy. It's in the JOY.
                                          ~anne ohman 

Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb, brooks to wade, water lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets; and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of education.

    -Luther Burbank
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  ~Albert Einstein


Contact me

               a gathering of Families all the year round.

Come join in the gatherings at the NEST where you and your child(ren) will have free choice to:

~ Explore, discover, observe and PLAY in nature 
     (woodlands, pond, meadow,)
~ Play INSIDE with assorted materials and toys (geoboard, chalkboard, blocks, dress up, legos, puzzles, animals, dollhouse, barn,etc)
~ Play OUTSIDE ... mud area, sand area, parachute, woodlands, garden, large boulders, driveway for ride-ons and wagons, etc 
~ Create ART with assorted materials."process is more important than product"
~ Feed and interact with animals (horses, chickens, cats, dogs)
~ Make friends with others
~ Enjoy conversation with other parents and their children.

It is my hope to create a haven for mindful parents and their children to:
~ Connect with the natural world around them, 
~ Increase their awareness of, and encourage, natural learning,
~ Foster friendships with other parents and their children.
​~ Connect with their creativity

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  It is our gift to humanity to allow children to PLAY. Through the creativity of their imaginations,
free-thinkers will be born.

                          ~ Palumba toys   
      Family Gatherings      
A NEST IN NATURE is for Families with children of all ages!

Arrival may be at any time between these hours as it is not a *structured* program. 

You do not 'have to' homeschool, or plan to homeschool, to join in the NEST,
 but to be mindful parents and respect and love children as the unique individuals they are.

10 am - 1:30 pm
$120 for 6 weeks 
Payment plans available

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at Harmony Woods Farm

A Nest in Nature is a NUT-FREE and DAIRY-FREE zone
Registration forms must be filled out by all families attending.

Snacks and lunch can be brought for the children .
Please no nuts or nut products or anything with dairy.
Please read all ingredients.

Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children at all times.
Space is limited.
Please contact to register for more info