Friday, July 22, 2011

Something Green; art, nature & you!

Lori Weidenhammer, AKA Madame Beespeaker, visited with the materials and insturctions for campers to make a healing herb drying rack. The children visited the herb garden with Lori and learnt about the diversity represented in the herbs and their healing properties. They harvested their favorite herbs from the garden along with notes of their healing characteristics. Tying and balancing the twigs was a crucial part of the construction. Once that was done, campers arranges the herbs on the rack and labeled with classic tags. At the end of the day, I overheard one of the 6 year olds letting theri parent know that 'in the the old days the wooly lambs ear was used as a band aide.'

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