End of June – Woodwynn Peace Garden

June 30, 2016

Something new from Deryk….  this one didn’t “get away!)

(We’re watching the movie “Big Fish” to celebrate.)

We had a warm spring so perhaps the timing will be different in future years, but this year, June was an amazing time of colour in the Peace Garden. The lavender bloomed all month and many of the sage plants bloomed as well. We actually expected all of the sage plants to flower but it seemed to be pretty random. Perhaps since they are still really relatively new plants (just a year old) it will take time for them to all flower or perhaps there will always be some plants that don’t flower in a given year.



Apple tree lane is thick with apples that are full size and quite red at this point and beautiful pink poppies appeared by magic near the meditation nest.



We’ve kept up with the watering. We’ve almost kept up with the weeding….

We never stop appreciating the beauty of the location and we are always grateful to be a part of the farm!



And there are interesting developments around the farm outside of the Peace Garden as well 🙂


Linking to a post from Destinations, Detours & Dreams

June 13, 2016

Thrilled to have the Woodwynn Peace Garden featured here:


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And a big thank you to Donna Janke!


June 5, 2016

Time for a post about an organization I’ve been part of for nearly two years. KIDCARECANADA. It was conceived and built by my wonderful friend Estelle Paget and is a charitable society creating (and sharing) captioned and translated videos on the topic of nurturing infants and young children.




I love the work I do for KIDCARECANADA and I can’t say enough good things about the great content provided by the experts Estelle has selected. We have a brand new 6th annual report, which explains it all beautifully and is linked below. Definitely worth a read.

And a share 🙂

Here’s a quote:

“We produce a trust-worthy and evidence-based educational program called HUGS FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE.  It is currently comprised of over 100 videos of varying lengths, and Learning Guides to deepen understanding and enhance learning. Our videos bridge the gap between the science and the practice of early childhood development, and show how to raise emotionally-healthy children.  This work informs parents, caregivers and professionals about early nurturing, healthy brain development and social and emotional development.”

Here are some links:

KIDCARECANADA’s 6th Annual Report: http://kidcarecanada.org/sites/default/files/research/pdf/annualreport2016online.pdf

Twitter https://twitter.com/KidCareCanada,

& Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kidcarecanada/

Hope you follow, like, share widely, etc.