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Francie Randolph Talks About the Powe...

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What motivated you to begin the Children’s Garden? The Truro Children’s Community Garden really grew out of the Ag Fair.  We had many children’s events at the fair to involve children in the festivities: Pie Eating Contest, crafts related to agriculture, old fashioned games like potato sack races.  The activities brought the community together.  When […]

Elizabeth McKenna and The Power of Pl...

Elizabeth McKenna and The Power of Play in Learning

An expert in the field of early childhood education, Elizabeth McKenna, joins us to discuss essential elements for success at school.  She has incorporated play as a core ingredient to the early childhood programs she has developed.  Here are some of her thoughts regarding play in education: In my twenty-five years in the field of […]

A New School Year Begins!


As schools begin to open for the start of another academic year, I thought it appropriate to discuss one of the key elements to success in school: Nutrition.  We have focused on growing healthy food in the Garden Series.  I also talk a lot about the importance of movement to help children focus and learn. […]

Nutrition Expert Amy Kalafa Shares th...


The more I get to know Jill, the more I find we have a lot in common. For instance, we both have a strong interest in chickens. I have a flock of laying hens in my backyard. We both are convinced that there’s a strong connection between what we feed our kids and their ability […]

Let’s Play Ball! Thoughts on C...

Let’s Play Ball!  Thoughts on Coaching Kids

Opening day has come and gone. Kids and parents are in full swing with baseball practice and games.  While the frenzy of carpools and schedules preoccupy many families, it is important to pause, take a breath and remember what is so important about playing baseball.  In fact, all youth sports provide amazing opportunities for personal […]

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