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Post  LittleGardener on 2/18/2012, 4:23 am

Hi,
It would seem that any kind of Self-reliance principles, surely applying to this community too, would find Welcome. particularly saddled with environmental, economic, social & other complications many increasingly are returning to wisdoms of yesteryear for.

One such wisdom is Homeschooling Smile Do you already have a discussion on this?

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Post  llama momma on 2/18/2012, 8:04 am

Type in homeschooling in the white search box top left side of the page you should find 3 discussions. I loved homeschooling my kids years ago, wish I had known about sfg back then. It would have been a blast to share this with them. Best Wishes!

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Post  walshevak on 2/18/2012, 9:23 am

http://www.squarefootgardening.com/products/Square-Foot-Gardening-%252d-Lesson-Plan-for-Children.html

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Post  sfg4uKim on 2/18/2012, 10:16 am

I home schooled my sons, but they are now 29 & 27.

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Post  Ha-v-v on 2/18/2012, 11:26 am

We have homeschooled all of ours. The two older for a shorter period of time. The last three have always been homeschooled, with one almost done. Our only girl 35, boys 29, 18, 16 and 13. Was and is worth it all.

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Post  AvaDGardner on 2/18/2012, 3:54 pm

No Homeschoolers here, but their mama is. Wink

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Post  Mamachibi on 2/18/2012, 7:29 pm

We're on year 21, with six left to go. Six kids that now range in age from 31 to 11. Wouldn't have it any other way, Lord willing!

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Post  georgiahomegarden on 2/18/2012, 8:28 pm

I am not a home schooler, but one of my blogging friends is. This is her blog and she posts stuff all the time about home schooling projects. Her name is Cristy. Check it out.

http://craftycristy.blogspot.com/

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Post  LittleGardener on 2/19/2012, 4:55 am

Thank Smile you sfg4uKim, Ha-v-v, Mamachibi, AvaDGardner, & georgiahomegarden.

We too homeschooled, & I too think one-to-one nurturing & allowing ourselves to explore & make our own way with God's help is the best. Smile

Some friends asked about how they'd find time growing their own food, whilst homeschooling; & I shared how we "UNschooled": iow all of life is 'school' really. Thus growing our own food fits right in. - So I started this thread, to see how homeschoolers here model... gardening for their children's happy flower learning...

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Post  ksbmom on 2/19/2012, 6:13 pm

Homeschoolers here too! I have three - ages 12, 11, and 7, and we have homeschooled from the start. Wouldn't do it any other way. I know not everyone can or wants to homeschool, but I feel very blessed that we are able to do it. We love growing things and being able to run out into the backyard when we spot a new bird on the pond or at the feeder, then go learn about it right then. My daughter wants to be a marine biologist, so that's her science these days. My middle son loves to tinker and take things apart, and he has time to do it (friends even give us their dead appliances now!). And my youngest loves to make his own toys, just like his daddy did when he was a kid. There are days when I think it would be nice to send them AWAY to school, but I wouldn't really Razz

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Post  sfg4uKim on 2/19/2012, 6:29 pm

It was always nice. IF the boys finished ALL their work for the week, we would take in a matinee movie on Friday afternoon (or some other activity). Our favorite "school lunch program" was at Chi Chis.

We also used gardening as a way to tell when daddy would get home (when the tomatoes are ready, when we need to plant our corn, etc.).

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Post  AvaDGardner on 2/20/2012, 1:59 am

A few years ago we spent 4 mos in Northern KY during the winter. When we finished early (any day) we run down the street to Answers in Genesis to take in their speaker or cruise the museum or hang out in the library. It was great.

That summer, AGI was the featured speaker at our HS convention. I didn't really need anything, so I worked their booths. That was a blast too, helping moms find the stuff they wanted for their families whether it was from AGI or not (since AGI doesn't carry curriculum).

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Post  Kate888 on 2/20/2012, 9:22 am

We are homeschoolers, too. I've been doing it since my first started school, he's 22 now. I have two other adult children and still homeschool my 5 youngest - 2 boys 15 and 13 and 3 girls 11, 8 and 6.

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Post  1airdoc on 2/20/2012, 3:52 pm

We've graduated our homeschoolers - now ages 19 and 21, both in college in the Chicago area at different schools. I didn't start gardening until after they were out of school, though, so we didn't incorporate it into our curriculum at the time.

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Post  AvaDGardner on 3/19/2012, 12:10 am

I've been very impressed how the garden is 'growing' on my students...the oldest (17) is taking a keen interest in it, asking about seeds and hybridizing, designs and colors, and beginning to ask questions like "is this considered 'horticuilture?' My youngest (13) is more into the 'dirt' stage, wanting to be in the middle of it, planting and collecting the yields.

We started a 'germ test' science project 3 weeks ago with 10yo+ seeds (not properly stored). I wanted to know what I needed to replace in the herbs! The tomatoes all sprouted within time and rooted themselves in the paper towel. The coriander (cilantro) sprouted earlier than it should have.

Then we cut open a Gala apple, and found it's seeds were sprouting.

And...when it was about to be finished (nothing from the rest of the herbs), the project disappeared. It's been gone several days now...we looked in the trash, in the oven, checked with my DH (who doesn't always realize what are projects), and looked anywhere a large sheet of foil and paper towel could fit...found not thing.

I'm not sure how I'm going to grade that one! It needs it's final '3 week' entry and drawings!

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Post  morganfam7 on 3/19/2012, 1:38 am

Yes, we still homeschool. I guess it's our 19th year. Four have already graduated...three youngest are 13, 11, and 9. Nice to meet y'all. Very Happy

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