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Hallockville Farm Museum Visit

The lucky Read a Recipe children visited Hallockville Farm Museum on a splendid autumn Saturday and were entertained and educated by Herb Strobel, executive director at the farm.    He told the children a bit about the history of  the farm, which dates back to 1765.    The farm campus of 28 acres includes original homes from the 19th century and also features a active farm.  Friendly chickens, sheep and cows are on hand and waiting to be fed by the likes of our children.   Check out the Hallockville website and check out our children captured in action….image image

Burton’s Books in Greenport

I visited with George at his bookstore Burton’s Books this week and heard the great news.   After 26 years of ownership, he’s sold it so he can seek other adventures.   And he sold it to someone who will keep it running as a indie bookstore.   All is not lost!

Session at the Children’s Garden, Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport

How lucky was I?   Very.   Just look at the journal the children made for me! The children at the garden at Floyd Memorial


Session at the Children’s Garden, Greenport

Reading, Writing, and Summer Harvest

Mrs. Rockefeller’s Garden: New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden offers a lot of interesting programs, especially for children. Check out the Edible Academy. Don’t miss the special exhibit, “Groundbreakers”, featuring Mrs. Rockefeller’s Garden in the Haupt Conservatory.

Already July with RRL

image RRL is roaring away at El Sol, and the children are very much involved with their organic garden. It’s thriving, as is everything at El Sol. The children are working together learning new words–e.g., types of organic vegetables–and profiting from their labor. Healthy, happy, and communicating. Three cheers for Chef Heather and three cheers for our new RRL children.

Meanwhile up in New York, Julie resumes tomorrow. Rumor has it that all the sessions will be held in the garden at Floyd Memorial.

And the journals that the children will use for RRL?
Wait until you see!