arrow explores

arrow explores: with wild intelligence

we had another fun-filled day of exploring recently, this time with the folks from wild intelligence. sarah, jason, and ann came to arrow to lead us on an urban hike. we gathered into a circle out back, in the arrow garden.

sarah set the tone for our morning by describing a story from the book, tom brown's field guide to the forgotten wilderness...then, we meandered up the sidewalk and over to our next batch of greenspace, the grounds of the historic camak house across the street.

underneath the tall oaks, the children and adults all played simple games that taught us awareness and agility. then, we began our scavenger hunt...some things were realtively easy,

but some things were harder like the snail's trail- but, alas, we found one on a large stump!

it was great to watch everyone looking for these things, while the street traffic could be heard in the distance and as the UGA football tailgaters were walking by.

next, we crossed the large intersection at prince and pulaski to make our way to our last stop, the backyard garden and stream a few houses down.

we walked in the stream and found animal tracks...a racoon maybe?

then, we made a 'nest' and a few of us pretended to be hawks looking for each other. we ended the day by creating a large web out of yarn that we passed amongst each other as we recounted our favorite parts of the morning.

we will definitely rendezvous with wild intelligence again...this was a very special morning!

our garden

getting ready for our work day...

plants from full moon:

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turning wire from a pallet into a woven tunnel:

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our new sandbox:

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jean & little sophia stopped by:

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readying the music wall ingredients:

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inside the "tunnel":

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the music wall:

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all clean & tidy, ready for play!

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and now, onto the spring party...a planting station:

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our lovely art ed student, rachel:

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thanks to canopy for bringing over some sling swings:

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thanks to everyone who helped with the party:

the uga ied student volunteers, marti's at midday, daily groceries, big city bread, full moon coop,rwood studio, treehouse, the arrow handwork group, rachel barnes, and many, many others! thank you!

apple festival!

we had our first apple festival this past saturday at arrow...we had lots of sunshine, friendly faces, yummy pies and more! thanks to everyone who came!

tabatha and family made a run to hillcrest orchards in ellijay for apples.

(thanks, t, t, t, and f!)

author liana krissoff led an applesauce making workshop:

we blocked off the driveway with haybales, and had cider and popcron:

there were crafts, with a special blockprinting one led by susan & her 6 year old daughter, bird:

amanda played fiddle:

and, lastly, our apple pie contest:

thank you to these fine folks for contributing a pie:

5 & 10

the national

big city cafe

ike & jane


and arrow friends: sarah & lori

first place: ike & jane !

kid's choice: lori paluck !

maypop admires the wall of apples:

what a fun day!

thank you!