Photos by Hazel Keisewetter.
I remember Earth Day as a small child in Colorado. Driving with my mama, I kept yelling out the car window “HAPPY EARTH DAY!!” to passerby’s and they would look at me in confusion, some would yell back, “It’s not my Birthday!” I would laugh and laugh. (Luckily more people know what Earth Day is today).
In celebration of Earth Day 2014, we are turning to the children on this Earth and at LDBA. At Farm Camp last August, we were able to spend 5 days and nights with kiddos mostly coming from Brooklyn (and one from Amsterdam). At first there was a slight adjustment from city life to farm life; “Is that sheep poop? GROSS!”, but after the first day and night spent, we noticed a palpable shift- an appreciation and acknowledgement of nature- bugs, bees, flowers, chickens, plants, trees, dirt, sun and people- all living in harmony together. The kids became part of their environment, they were in awe of every little detail, and they were full of smiles, laughter, and curiosity.
These photos are some of my favorite from Farm Camp. We pit-fired ceramics with Alexis, dug through a clay factory, and made our own clay tic-tac-toe sets with Riley. We can’t wait for this year’s Farm Camp! There’s still room in the 2nd session, so hurry and sign up HERE!