Only Three Spots Left!

Hello, folks!

As some of you may know, I’m a nature instructor with the Vashon Wilderness Program. During the school year I teach a weekly program for 4-6 year olds. We enjoy a sweet, fun, magical time adventuring and getting up close and personal with nature.

Only three spots are left for the 2014-15 program! If you know any kids in this age range on or near Vashon Island (or have kids this age yourself!) please read on!

Wind Gatherers has only 3 spots left!



Know any 4-6 year olds who would love to walk like a fox, hear like a deer, move like the wind, know what the bird songs mean, and more?  Looking for a safe place for your child to feel nurtured and celebrated for who they are and how they learn? 




Then join your friends – and make new ones – at our Wind Gatherer nature program for 4-6 year olds that meets weekly on Vashon throughout the school-year. For the past seven years, we’ve been providing families with the best in deep nature connection to help grow healthy, vibrant, and connected kids.




“This is nature education as it should be — mysterious, timeless, hopeful, evocative and playful.” ~ David Sobel, author of Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education


New Acorn To Oak – And May Day Celebration

The latest issue of our ezine, Acorn To Oak, is now posted!

I’m delighted to include a radio show clip, in which I tell a story and play harp. I’m also particularly proud and pleased with a video I produced of my kids herbal comic, Paloma And Wings.

Please check out the fanciful fun at:

Acorn To Oak - May 2014  Into The Forest Wood - cover art by Jane Valencia (c) 2014Acorn To Oak – May 2014


Oh, and psst! Shell and Govan from Because Of The Red Fox are celebrating their birthday today! I hear that the Hundred Acre Farm Community had a May Day celebration particularly in their honor, and that Bert cooked up a fine array of cakes and pies for the occasion. GK and the hounds served up heaping platters of meat. The hens wove some lovely May crowns using beak and claws, and the bard foxes served up some mayhem on the side.

Hope your May Day was great fun!

Tales Of Raven ~ with harp!

I’m so looking forward to being part of the evening’s entertainment taking place at the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 7-9PM. It is co-sponsored by Bookman West Booksellers and by the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie.

I’ll be telling tales of Raven, and threading in music with my harp. David Lloyd Whited will offer some of his poetry. Character actor Jake Easu will perform Edgar Allen Poe’s poetic narrative “The Raven” as well as other tales. The whole event will be by candlelight!

Join us if you can!

An evening of poetry and performance - Raven Tales!
An evening of poetry and performance – Raven Tales!