This place, this magical place where kids open their minds ….. Avalon Park.

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Laying on the stone wall, my view of the barn at Avalon

Where our children arrive ready for a new adventure. It is never the same.  For today my 9, 10, and 11 year olds will be given the gift of creating their own garden.  That means visiting the shed, getting the tools and weeding.  This process will make this garden theirs.  It is not readied by a landscaper or a parent.  It is their sweat which will make this a success.  And so it begins…. a place of their own.

 

Ah yes the pesky weeds are afoot!!!  Go get em !!!!

 

 

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I loved standing back, listening to them talking to one another, laughing, complaining, and some of them taking charge.  It is a magical process which we as adults sometimes interrupt before it happens.   Look at these amazing young kids!

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Liam and Chris get started

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Hazel contributing her weeds to the pile!

 

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Garden Gold!

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Something is going on here

I know these kids went home tired but they were still smiling when they completed their mission.  I am always to happy to hear that some of them have gardens at home.  And for those who don’t they have this place of their own.

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The aftermath!

Bravo, Kathryn, Sophia, Shannon, Hazel, Liam and Chris!!  Next week we plant!!!

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