Remembering Summer 2011

A version of our end-of-season slide show

October One Minute Wonders

When you take the first step outside of your door, smell the air. Is it the smell of October?

Stand still when you see a leaf beginning to fall and watch its swirling (maybe?) dance as it touches the ground.

Pick up in each hand a big bunch of very dry leaves from the ground. Put each hand filled with leaves up to each ear – even touching the outside of the ear, and keep reading…

Ed’s Corner

Autumn is my favorite season, and judging from my own informal polling of opinions, there is a better than 50% chance that it’s yours, too. Why it it so popular? Maybe it’s the cooler weather after a hot summer, or the fresh beginning of a new school year, or looking forward to the harvest and the holidays to come.

crunching autumn leaves

Then there are the smells of autumn that somehow bypass the sensory gates of our reason and are already ‘at work’ inside us – triggering memories, personal keep reading…

Farm and Garden Days: Autumn Edition

Sat. October 22nd, 10am-Noon

harvesting rye

Campers, parents and friends are invited to spend a morning in the garden with Carol Avery and Ed Bieber. Campers from this past summer can see how the garden has changed since August, and see what’s happening in the garden now to prepare for winter. We’ll crush apples to make fresh apple cider, our last cider pressing of the season! This event is a chance for Farm and Garden friends to reconnect, and for new families to discover what Farm and Garden Days is all about.

Location: 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY 10977

Chef Yoko’s Recipes

Yoko Cooking

Chef Yoko’s recipes from this past summer are now available for your palette’s pleasure!
Visit the Cooking activity page of our website, where we’ve made Yoko’s recipes from summer 2011 available as a PDF.

Letting go of summer

peeking into the earth

Before we let go of summer completely and immerse ourselves in September and autumn, we would like to share with you some of the feedback received from parents about their children’s experience this past summer at The Nature Place:

“We have seen our child mature and grow so much this summer. He has obviously been challenged while feeling safe and accepted. For this we are so grateful.”

“Thanks to all of you for your enthusiasm, patience and kindness. keep reading…

Fall Fair

Sat. October 15th, 10am-5pm

pumpkin carving

Green Meadow Waldorf School‘s annual Fall Fair is a celebratory day full of music, food, activities and vendors. It’s also an opportunity to check out The Nature Place as we’ll be there all day making fresh apple cider. Stop by to taste some cider, learn more about us or just to say hello!

Location: 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY 10977