Monthly Archives: June 2011

Off to Seattle for Page Ahead Book Party

page ahead logoToday I leave for Seattle to attend the Page Ahead Best Books for Kids Award Ceremony. Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature is a finalist in the nonfiction category. I’ll be visiting with some friends I’ve known since the day I started kindergarten in Evanston, IL. It’ll be a quick trip, but my son, Douglas, is coming along and we are going to pack as much in as we can.

Jesse Gates Edible Forest in June

We stopped in during a workday at the Jesse Gates Edible Forest at Wells Church. We nibbled blueberries and visited for a few minutes with neighbors and other volunteers. You can see below how things are coming along. Remember, this is a partnership with the Mississippi Urban Forest Council, the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, Wells Church, and Operation Shoestring.

You can see previous posts here and here..

leaf on a bean plantI loved this bean leaf.
peachA tiny peach.
onionAn onion.
plumA plum.
fence work dayOur project director, Loy Moncrief, and volunteers, Jane Streets, Sheila and Bobby Robinson.

neighborSheila and Bobby Robinson.

watermelonA watermelon.
smaller beansMore beans.
One of the things dug up along the fence.

Sheila’s dog.

Operation Shoestring kids with sign

Kids from Operation Shoestring standing with Loy Moncrief, Jane Streets, and Star Pool. This sign will serve until a permanent one can be made. I love the colors!