318. Little Gardener | Julie Cerny | Environmentalist and Garden Educator Extraordinaire | Hudson Valley, NY

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Do you have any questions for me?

Well, I was wondering about your journey a little bit.

Well, I call my audience Green Future Growers, mostly they are interested in growing a lot of food, they have large backyard gardens, they are master gardeners, but I have gotten a lot of new listeners so there might be more new gardeners. I started my podcast in January 2015, and I have done 318 interviews with backyard gardeners, market farmers, etc and so I feel like since I started my podcast I could keep a class of students alive if I had to. 

My husband and I live on 20 acres in NW Montana, so deer is a big challenge here. Many listeners etc say that is a giant challenge. Mikes goal is trying to grow as much of our own produce as we can but this year we are trying to do more, we are even looking into having a WWOOFER coming to stay and maybe help Mike because we feel like this land should produce as much as it can and more then Mike can by himself in case we need food in the fall.
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It wasn’t until I saw children in a garden—holding seeds, planting them, touching the soil, and smelling, harvesting, and tasting food (nature)—that I knew they were truly perceiving their place in the natural world. And it made perfect sense.

The most direct and intimate way to connect with nature is, clearly, to eat it. A small part of it becomes a small part of you—and it fills you up a little more every time.

Eventually you begin to realize that you have always been 100 percent nature, that you are made of the same components of all that you see in the natural world—your body made of water and carbon, same as the flower stalks. Gardens remind us that everything is connected, and that “everything” includes us.

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The Little Gardener: Inspire Children to Connect with the Natural World 

Here’s my amazon review:

Five stars*****

All you need to help inspire the little gardener in your life.

Don’t forget to leave yours so this book gets shared by all who need it: Illustrations bring gardening to life in this little workbook that is designed by someone who obviously knows kids + gardens and how to love and enjoy them together! Fantastic read. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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My favorite review – https://www.oregonlive.com/hg/2020/02/book-review-the-little-gardener-helping-children-connect-with-the-natural-world.html

might run back to get scissors to cut the twine with and your little one has scattered the seeds all over the place, your plan has blown to the wind…

  • let it be
  • …see how much of the lettuce sprouts
  • let that be a learning experience

embrace uncertainty

I’m kind of glad you said that as Mike is working with this new person, I know what that’s like in the classroom, I think it’s gonna be a little different when we have people here at our place. 

Final question- if there was one change you would like to see to create a greener world what would it be?

For example is there a charity or organization your passionate about or a project you would like to see put into action. What do you feel is the most crucial issue facing our planet in regards to the environment either in your local area or on a national or global scale?

100% Ecoliteracy

any organization that is working to cultivate conscious connection for kids

the most important and sacred work on the planet right now

Eco-literacy

permaculture as a guiding philosophy blend of wild and cultivated

think that helping kids feel like they are part of nature is the project

  • where our resources are coming from
  • need to understand how natural systems work
  • if we don’t how are we going to be able to ensure the wonderful parts of nature that aren’t us

I think the greatest joys in my life have been when I have been working the land that feeds me ~ I wish that everyone can feel that kind of joy

I was going to give you an amazing resource. There’s this woman Angie Gensler who came up with amazing social media calendar. She also has quotes and photographs for every holiday!

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Search Engine to find an independent local Bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/indie-bookstore-finder

Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/Julie-Cerny/e/B085N8TP61

Purchase Page on Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1616898607/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0#customerReviews

My favorite review – https://www.oregonlive.com/hg/2020/02/book-review-the-little-gardener-helping-children-connect-with-the-natural-world.html

It is Friday April 24, 2020 It’s truly a book out of my heart. They are giving one to a listener.

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