Entries by markmorey

Rocket Stove Maple Syrup Boiler ! (Slideshow)

Over the many years of boiling sap in a home made backyard evaporator, I would often think about all that heat coming out of the top of the stack after it rushed under my pan.  A LOT of heat !  Then I learned about an amazing heat storage device, called a Rocket Stove Mass Heater. […]

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An Elder Crossing Over

Hank “Grandfather Great Blue Heron” Wolcott is crossing over into the spirit world. He served many years as an Elder at Art of Mentorings, local nature programs and traveled to distant to communities.  In his 80’s he continued to travel and support children and adults in nature based education.  He will continue to inspire me […]

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What’s the most effective way to create change in a …community, school, church, institution, business, neighborhood…

Cultural Mentoring is not the first thing to roll out of someone’s mouth when asked the question: What’s the most effective way to create change in a …community, school, church, institution, business, neighborhood… There is a powerful combination of one on one mentoring and cultural mentoring that is extremely effective in creating change. These approaches […]

Resilient Children Part 2

When accused of getting her pink outfit all dirty when she was young, my daughter promptly corrected her by saying “I’m not dirty, I’m all covered in Fun!” Like I shared in Resilient Children Part 1, creative problem solving in response to the unknown is one of the great gifts of spending time in nature […]

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Resilient Children (Part One)

Okay I could tell stories about this all day. For example, yesterday I was picking my daughter up from an afterschool sport, cross country running. The teacher had that close call look on her face, and as a parent of a woodsy girl, I expected an interesting story.   My daughter isn’t your usual athlete […]