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ABC Garden and the ABCs of Community Education.

 

Why build and use an ABC Garden?

Answer: Build and use an ABC Garden for many,
many reasons, including the following.

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Detailed explanations are further down page.

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Detailed Explanations

1.) Exploration is fun, wise, healthy, and important. An ABC Garden helps each school to get their students outdoors to explore, to have fun, and to be healthy and wise. As students have an adventure and explore in the ABC Garden, students learn hands-on about the world and their community.
The ABC Garden is an Exploration Garden, an Experiential Garden, and an Adventure Garden.
The ABC Garden entails the construction of a landscape architecture design of a specific outdoor classroom infrastructure. Once built, the ABC Garden outdoor classrooms are set for classes to use them with curricula and lessons, which are custom-designed for the ABC Garden.
The ABC Garden is a Science Garden and an Art Garden, at which students explore the outdoors, nature, and their community, by doing a wide variety of science and art projects. At the ABC Garden, students study the science and art of community. Students do science and art projects to study the community's strengths and unique features. Plus, students do science and art projects to help to solve and diminish each chronic problem (poverty, corporate corruption, unemployment, malnourishment, pollution, habitat loss, and more), in the community and beyond.
The ABC Garden is a connection garden: it connects students to the local outdoors, nature, and community.
21st-century schools are looking for a balance between hands-on activities, paper activities, and electronic activities. The ABC Garden is a hands-on garden, which helps students to physically connect in-person to the geographic community, instead of having only electronic connections through the internet or paper connections, at a desk, inside a school building.
The ABC Garden is a school's nature center, at which students explore how nature relates to themselves and to their community, as well as to human needs, to jobs, and to the economy. The ABC Gardens provides a space of many features to explore to learn about local nature and the local community. Students will explore the strengths of their community and the delightful natural features of local habitats. Plus, students will explore community needs and problems, as well as explore and use science, art, civics, and community cooperation to help to meet community needs and to solve problems. The ABC Garden is a community solution garden.

 

2.) The ABC Garden is not only a vegetable garden, but also a garden of human needs and vital community tasks: housing, utilities, water, fuel, food, sanitation, land stewardship, local small businesses, and more. At the ABC Garden, students learn how to run a community and to do vital community tasks. The ABC Garden is a Vital Community Tasks Garden.
The ABC Garden is not only a vegetable garden, not only a vital community tasks garden, but also a nature exploration garden, an education garden, a science garden, an art garden, and has many, many purposes and uses, including those mentioned above and below.

The ABC Garden entails the construction of a specific infrastructure of outdoor classrooms of stations for science, art, and community task; once built, the ABC Garden outdoor classrooms are set for classes to use them with curricula and lessons, which are custom-designed for the ABC Garden.

 

3.) The ABC Garden helps schools accomplish HANDY Education, which Helps All Neighbors Do well and prosper, including to meet all their human needs. Students learn how to work with and to help their fellow classmates as well as other people in the community. Kids are full of energy. They love to wiggle and to be active. Plus, kids love to help. Let's provide students with an ABC Garden and a HANDY Education that gets kids outdoors to wiggle, to be active, and to help their community.
HANDY Education is not only about academics, but also about human needs and vital community skills: housing, water, fuel, food, sanitation, land stewardship, local job creation, local small businesses, and more, as well as how to diminish poverty.
The ABC Garden is a HANDY schoolyard,
a Human Needs Garden, and
a Poverty-Reduction Garden.
The ABC Garden entails the construction of a specific infrastructure of outdoor classrooms of stations for science, art, and community tasks; once built, the ABC Garden outdoor classrooms are set for classes to use them with curricula and lessons, which are custom-designed for the ABC Garden.
In the 21st-century, many government officials, schools, teachers, and parents want to support an unselfish education, altruistic education, cooperation education, and community education — HANDY Education: Help All Neighbors Do well Yard. Many government officials, schools, teachers, parents, and students are tired of the rat race education obsessions of academics, state standardized academic testing, and hyper-competition, while ignoring the needs and the problems of people, communities, and the world. Problems include poverty, junk food, pollution, habitat loss, unemployment, and corporate corruption. An ABC Garden helps each school to provide students with a HANDY Education, in which students learn not only academics but also how to cooperate with the community to meet human needs, to do vital community skills (housing, water, fuel, food, sanitation, land stewardship, and more), and to solve problems in the local community, and beyond. The ABC Garden is a HANDY schoolyard,
a Human Needs Garden, and
a Poverty-Reduction Garden.
The ABC Garden is a community solution garden. HANDY Education is an education that has students not only gather data and make formal reports, but also has students solve real problems (poverty, pollution, etc.) in the community.  HANDY Education does not just have kids donate time and money to a charity, but HANDY Education is an education that changes the economy to reform the economy into sustainable local economies that decreases poverty.  20th-century schooling trained kids to fit into capitalism, an economy of increasing poverty, corporate corruption, economic disparity, and environmental degradation.  I hope that, with HANDY Education and the ABC Garden, 21st-century schooling can help to change the economy for the better to become sustainable, to decrease poverty, unemployment, corporate corruption, and economic disparity, as well as to help people and nature to live together and to thrive together. The ABC Garden with its HANDY Education helps the community to support basic human needs, utilities, vital community tasks, neighborly relationships, community cooperation, business, jobs, and land stewardship.

 

4.) Start Small and Simple;
later, year after year, gradually get Bigger and more Complex.

Do this not only for academics;
but also, for learning about nature, science, art, running a community, ecology, economy, human needs, vital community tasks, technology, and more.

The ABCs mean the first early steps (steps 1-2-3) of learning something. The ABCs of academics includes learning the alphabet, reading 3-letter words, counting from 1 to 20, and adding 1-digit numbers. Following, school year after school year, students were taught larger and more complex language and math skills. Yet, no matter how advanced students are, students never forget the ABCs and 1-2-3s of academics. Students cannot read a chapter book, if they can't read 3-letter words. Students cannot do fractions and algebra, if they cannot count from 1 to 20. In order to properly and effectively do complex things, we must learn how to do things simply, first.
In 20th-century schooling, students learned the ABCs of only academics (reading, writing, and math). With the ABC Garden and corresponding curricula and lessons, in 21st-century schooling, students can learn the ABCs of not only academics, but also of nature, science, art, running a community, economy, history, human needs, vital community tasks (housing, water fuel, food, sanitation, land stewardship, etc.), solving problems in the community, and more. The ABC Garden entails the construction of a specific infrastructure of outdoor classrooms of stations for science, art, and community tasks; once built, the ABC Garden outdoor classrooms are ready for classes to use them with curricula and lessons, which are custom-designed for the ABC Garden. Learning about running a community includes learning about the ABCs of nature, the science and art of community, history of communities, ecology, economy, human needs, vital community tasks (housing, water, fuel, food, etc.), and more.
Since the 20th-century, in general, in the USA, children have been born and raised in a very big and complex society. In general, in the USA, in 20th-century schooling, modern children were never taught how to run a simple, small community. Never having learned how to run simple, small communities, many adults ineptly ran large cities, states, nations, governments, businesses, and economies, in general, in the 20th-century, USA. Following, many problems worsened, including poverty, corporate corruption, government corruption, pollution, and environmental degradation.
The ABC Garden and its corresponding curricula and lessons provide students with the setting and opportunity to learn how to run a simple, small community. Plus, school year after school year, the ABC Garden provides a venue for more complex community skills. Furthermore, students link tasks from the ABC Garden to the surrounding community, to learn larger and more complex ways to run a community. As children, students can start to actively help to solve problems in their community. Children shouldn't need to wait to grow up first. As children, students can actively help to diminish poverty, for real, in their community and beyond, instead of just sit in a school building and ignore problems in the community and around the globe.
People cannot do algebra if they have not learned how to count from 1 to 20. Likewise, people cannot harmoniously run a complex large society, if they have not learned how to harmoniously run a simple small community. Getting an education on how to run a simple, small community helps people to understand how to better run larger and more complex communities, cities, states, nations, governments, businesses, and economies.
Read more about School and ABCs of Education.

 

5.) An ABC Garden is a landscape architecture design and infrastructure of outdoor classrooms. In general, people and students will more likely do nature and community stewardship activities, if spaces are built for those specific activities. An ABC Garden is a space for a variety of educational purposes, lessons, and activities, including the specific activities and lessons of nature and community stewardship.
An ABC Garden is an infrastructure of outdoor classrooms, at which students learn how to run a community — a community's basic functions, utilities, government, and fair economy. The ABC Garden is not only a vegetable garden, but also a garden of vital basic community tasks (energy, water management, local food, utilities, sanitation, local jobs, local wealth and investing, land stewardship, etc.). Once built, the ABC Garden outdoor classrooms are set for classes to use them with curricula and lessons, which are custom-designed for the ABC Garden.
An ABC Garden can be at a school, a college, a community center, a nature center, a science and art center, etc. Plus, ideally, a school and ABC Garden should be at or near the core and center of every community, such as at a community's geographic center, cultural hub, economic hub, and or utilities hub. An ABC Garden is the central infrastructure of basic human needs, utilities, vital community tasks, neighborly relationships, community cooperation, business, jobs, and land stewardship. At the center of every community, there should be a school and ABC Garden, which exhibits core community functions (vital community tasks: housing, water, fuel, food, sanitation, land stewardship, jobs, local small businesses, etc.) and is a functional space for students to learn how to run a simple, small community, as well as to actually run a simple, small community. Students learn simple, small ways and more complicated ways to run a community and provide utilities at the ABC Garden as well as link to the larger complex infrastructure of utilities within the surrounding community. The ABC Garden ties into the surrounding community and helps to serve the surrounding community.
The ABC Garden provides a visual-spatial tool for teaching about the basic tasks of a community.  The ABC Garden is not only a visual-spatial design to exhibit important community tasks, but also it is a functional structure that students use to actively run a small community. The ABC Garden is for active use as well as to provide a space to exhibit important things, such as the important community tasks, that no person can live without. It's important to build spaces for important things. The ABC Garden is a Garden of Important Things, and a garden of students helping to grow, sustain, and enrich those important things.
In the 21st-century, the ABC Garden provides spaces to do community tasks to jump start, sustain, and enrich a community.  These community task spaces were lacking, in the USA, in the 20th-century.  In the 20th-century, the USA had many spaces specifically for academics, sports, driving, music, fine arts, TVs, computers, and national and international chain stores; hence, in the 20th-century, children and adults mainly learned about and partook of the activities related to academics, sports, driving, music, fine arts, TVs, computers, and shopping at national and international chain stores.  During the 20th-century, while community sports may have prospered, community cohesion faded in vital community functions such as in local food, local small businesses, local banking, local investing, and stewarding the community landscape (including vacant lots, natural habitats, air quality, soil fertility, rivers, water sources, etc.).  Letting community cohesion fade led to many social, economic, and environmental problems. In the 21st-century, let's build community task spaces, such as the task spaces of the ABC Garden, to encourage children and adults to learn and do community cooperation and community tasks, as well as to solve and diminish many social, economic, and environmental problems, in the local community and beyond.  The ABC Garden is a major help to communities and a major action in diminishing global problems, including poverty, corporate corruption, pollution, and severe climate change.
The ABC Garden makes utilities available to students in simple, small, safe ways. For instance, students begin engaging with sanitation and fuel in a small, simple, hands-on, basic ways, such as with composting food bins, composting toilets, campfires, and solar panels. Large structures for utilities (a water tower, a sewage treatment plant, a power station or substation, etc.) are too big, ugly, and or dangerous to be near a school. The large structures will stay at the edges of towns and cities. Yet, currently, the smaller features of utilities are hidden and run right through the heart of schools, towns, and cities. The ABC Garden exposes and exhibits some of the smaller, simpler, more beautiful, and safer components of utilities. The ABC Garden makes utilities available to students in safe ways, so students can interact with them and learn.

 

6.) An ABC Garden is a Holistic Garden in that it relates not just to one concern or topic, but to every major human concern and topic, including health, safety, culture, education, ecology, economy, jobs, business, academics, history, science, art, community, government, justice, environment, sustainability, community cooperation, peace, and fun.
An ABC Garden is an Interdisciplinary Garden in that it relates not just to one school subject or field of study but to many subjects and fields, including health, safety, culture, education, ecology, economy, jobs, business, academics, history, science, art, community, government, justice, environment, sustainability, community cooperation, peace, and fun.
The ABC Garden is a Sustainability Garden
in that it helps to sustain and enrich
communities, people, and nature.
The ABC Garden is a Holistic Sustainability Garden because it helps to sustain and enrich many major human concerns, including health, safety, culture, education, ecology, economy, jobs, business, academics, science, art, communities, government, justice, environment, community cooperation, peace, and fun. The ABC Garden helps to improve businesses and the quality of jobs by helping to make businesses better for communities, people, and nature. At an ABC Garden, as students learn about how to take care of community needs, human needs, and nature's needs, students learn how to help to sustain and enrich many major human concerns and to solve and diminish many problems (social, economic, environmental, education, health), in the community and beyond.

 

7.) An ABC Garden is a Community's CEEE Garden:
a Culture-Education-Ecology-Economy Garden.
At an ABC Garden, students learn about how culture, education, ecology, and the economy relate to each other within a community. A culture is a way of life and how people live, learn, and work relates to the local ecology, nature, and the global environment. At the ABC Garden, students learn how set up, uphold, and enrich a community that has a sustainable culture that includes a sustainable education and sustainable economy. Students learn how to run a local economy that uses nature, but also sustains and enriches nature. With an ABC Garden, a community's sustainable school ushers graduates into eco jobs, which benefit both the ecology and the economy, locally and globally. Graduates earn a decent living, plus help the environment too. By establishing an ABC Garden with CEEE lessons, communities and students can help to diminish many social, economic, and environmental problems, locally and worldwide. 

 

8.) An ABC Garden is a land design innovation, an infrastructure innovation, a social innovation, a civic innovation, an education innovation, and an economic innovation. An ABC Garden is a landscape architecture design of outdoor classrooms. As students learn about vital community tasks at the ABC Garden, the community and students can help to solve and diminish many chronic problems in the community and beyond. Chronic problems include poverty, corporate corruption, unemployment, malnourishment, pollution, habitat loss, and more. With the aid of the ABC Garden and the ABC Garden's corresponding curricula and lessons, students learn to solve real problems in the community, and not merely academic problems. With an ABC Garden, schools can teach students how to shape their community for the better and to change the economy for the better instead of teaching students how to try to fit into the current dysfunctional and unfair economic system, as the economic system ruins the community, people, and nature.
An ABC Garden and its corresponding curricula and lessons are major parts of solutions to solving and diminishing many current chronic problems. An ABC Garden is a major solution and the core solution to chronic problems and is powerfully helpful, because it connects students to local nature, the local community, and vital community tasks.
An ABC Garden is a social, civic, and economic innovation to help a whole community, many local small businesses in the community, and to aid the establishment of more local small businesses as needed. An ABC Garden is NOT a technological innovation in that it isn't an improved computer hardware or software to help businesses be faster and more efficient, which results in higher profits. An ABC Garden helps the whole community (people, nature, and businesses) and does NOT help only one business make higher profits. An ABC Garden guides the community to be socially and economically fair, including to diminish poverty and to spread wealth throughout the community. An ABC Garden supports the triple bottom line (social, ecological, and financial), instead of the greed of only profits being the bottom line.
Technology is a tool, not a solution. Technology helps us to do things faster. Yet, people themselves need to understand and to do by hand what's correct first, before they use technology to do those things faster. If a person doesn't know where to drill screws into a house, that person, with a power drill, will quickly drill screws in the wrong places. If a person doesn't know how to run a community and simply do vital community tasks by hand, that person, with technology, will very quickly run a community foolishly following, chronic problems appear and worsen, including government corruption, corporate corruption, poverty, pollution, etc.
Energy, money, and charities are helpful too, but they are not solutions either. Technology, energy, money, and charities can give supplemental help to us to improve society and diminish chronic problems (poverty, pollution, etc.). Technology, energy, money, and charities can help with the ABC Garden. Yet, there is no technological fix or energy fix or money fix to solve and diminish most chronic problems. Technology, energy, and money alone are not good enough help. Good enough help and the main solution is to get students in touch with local nature and the community cooperation to do vital community tasks. An ABC Garden is the core of the main solution and is powerfully helpful, because it connects students to local nature, the local community, and vital community tasks.


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ABC Garden benefits and the many lessons
that students learn, in the ABC Garden.

 

Also, the following information on this page are explanations and information about the concepts and goals of the ABC Holistic Education Garden design and lessons learned in the garden.

 


z-hub z-design. Holistic Design.
Landscape Architecture. Holistic Design plans and designs the land and outdoor spaces to help people and students of all ages to learn and practice (knowledge and experience) how to help communities, people, and nature through culture, education, ecology, economy, health, science, art, language, social studies, and more. Holistic Design can be implemented at schools, community centers, camps, nature centers, education campuses, commercial centers, residential and homestead sites, and elsewhere.
Read more about z-design and holistic design.

 


ABCs of Education
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Start Simple and Small;
later, gradually get more Complex and Bigger.

Do this not only for academics;
but also, for community, ecology, economy, and technology, and more.

The ABC Holistic Education Garden includes the construction of specific outdoor classrooms; once built, the outdoor classrooms are set for classes to use them for ABC Holistic Education curricula and lessons. Holistic means Whole-Culture. The ABCs mean the first early steps (steps 1, 2, 3) of learning something. The ABCs of academics includes learning the alphabet, reading 3-letter words, counting from 1 to 20, and adding 1-digit numbers. In modern pop culture (in school and out of school), children typically learn about community, economy, technology, etc. by starting at about step 38 or 58, including watching a community parade, adding coins and dollar bills, turning on a faucet to get water, and using a new computer or maybe even a 50-year-old typewriter. In the ABC Holistic Education Garden, students learn the ABCs of community, ecology, economy, technology, etc. including how to build and run a simple small community and handmake simple basic stuff (shelter, water, food, clothes, soap, simple tools, etc.) for a community. People cannot do algebra if they have not learned how to count from 1 to 20. Likewise, people cannot harmoniously run a complex large society, if they have not learned how to harmoniously run a simple small community.
Read more about School and ABCs of Education.

 

Outdoor Education, ABC Garden, Michigan, nature blog, holistic design
Outdoor Education
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The great outdoors is 3-dimensional, bumpy, and spatially vast for 100s of feet in many directions. The great outdoors is not a mere 8.5" x 11" flat sheet of paper or 24" x 36" flat computer screen. Paper and computers have their uses in education, and so does the bumpy vast outdoors. The great outdoors is part of the community. To be outdoors is to connect with the community. To the contrary, spending too long indoors or on electronics isolates us from the community. The ABC Garden is outdoor education that helps kids to engage with the community in relation to the community's plants, animals, habitats, science, art, housing, water, food, landcare, community skills, and more.
Read more at Outdoor Education.

 

40 Ways to Sustain and Enrich Communities, People, and Nature, Holistic Sustainability

8 Joint Goals of CEEE: culture-education-ecology-economy for Sustainable Communities, CEEE: culture-education-ecology-economy

 


Holistic
means Whole Culture.
I use the word "holistic"
not to narrowly mean herbal medicines alone,
but yes to broadly mean whole culture, including economy, education, science, art, the ways we live and learn and work, relationships with people, relationships with nature, etc.
Read more about holistic.

 

Culture is society's
relationship with nature
.

Culture includes how society uses nature (air, water,
soil, habitats, etc.), views nature, values nature, learns about nature, and takes care of nature.
Culture includes how nature links to and is viewed
in the media, schools, education, health care, economy, morals, ethics, government, science, art, language, etc.
Read more about culture and nature-culture.

 

Connect. Connection.  Everything is connected to everything else. ABC Garden, nature blog
Everything is Connected to Everything Else.

All social, cultural, economic, and environmental aspects are interrelated to each other. All social and cultural features (health, economy, education, science, art, government, etc.) relate to each other as well as to all natural features (air, water, soil, land, weather, plants, animals, small habitats, large ecosystems, etc.).
Read more at connect.

 

One solution of many connections: education that boosts many aspects of well-being, Michigan, nature blog
1 Solution of Many Connections:
An Education that will
boost wellness + reduce problems
boost many aspects of well-being:

Boost goodness, morals, awareness, love, health, safety, joy, fun, peace, education, economy, nature, quality of life, good governing, and more.
diminish global chronic problems:
Diminish poverty, community dysfunction, greed, complacency, rush, daily grind, depression, violence, lousy education, increasing climate change, pollution, wilderness loss, and more.
Read more at one solution.

 

Morals, Nice5, 5 Ways to be Nice, Morals, Awareness, Love, Health, nature, culture, community
Morals and 5 Ways to be Nice.

We implement the ABC Holistic Education Garden to teach children how to be moral: to do good, sustainable, and holistic things for communities, people, and nature. Also, garden lessons include learning how to be nice in 5 ways. It's important for each person to be nice in all 5 ways.
1. Friendly to People

2. Unprejudiced
3. Friendly to Nature
4. Help Individuals in Occasional Emergencies Help Individuals (people, animals, plants, etc.), Random Acts of Kindness, Save a Life, etc.
5. Daily Community Help, Holistically Help Communities via Community Culture. Boost quality of life. Sustain and enrich the community. Improve the economy in the long-run. Diminish poverty.
Read more about Morals and 5 Ways to be Nice.

 

Community, ABC Garden, Galien Valley Nature and Culture Program
Community and Government
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A community, a functional and sustainable community, is much more than just people, buildings, and roads existing geographically near to each other.  A functional community includes a community government that sustainably guides the community culture, education, ecology, economy, and health. A functional community is largely locally-self-sufficient. A functional community has community cooperation: people work together with each other and local nature to produce all the stuff (shelter, water, food, clothes, tools, art) that they need by using mostly local resources, and sustaining the resources. Community residents live, learn, work, socialize, produce, consume, and recycle and dispose of waste, within the community. They travel too and exchange information with the world; but, they mostly live, learn, and work within the community, and mostly consume local products. Think Global, Act Local.
Read more about community.

 

Holistic Community Education, ABC Garden, Community Education, Holistic Education, Michigan, nature blog
Holistic Community Education.

(a.k.a. Holistic Education or Community Education)
(a.k.a. 18 Multiple Intelligences)
The wisest education is a holistic sustainable community education to learn (study and experience) how to live, learn, and work to help communities, people, and nature, by doing the following 18 holistic education skills and subjects. In holistic education, every subject is interdisciplinary. Each subject relates to the other holistic subjects, to academic subjects, as well as to local and global issues.
Read more about holistic community education.

 

eco: ecology and economy, Michigan, nature blog
"Eco:" Ecology and Economy unite.

"eco" is the root word of both ecology and economy. "eco" means home, in the Greek language.
Ecology is learning about your home in nature.
Economy is taking care of your home in nature. An economy is people having stuff (shelter, water, food, clothes, soap, tools, art, etc.), how people get their stuff, and how people take care of nature as they get materials from nature and make their stuff.
Read more about eco: ecology and economy.

 

CEEE: culture-education-ecology-economy
CEEE:
Culture, Education, Ecology, Economy
Sustainability is mostly about our culture, education, ecology, and the economy. Sustainability and diminishing poverty is not just about technology and money. There is no purely technological and or financial fix. Technology and money can help.  But, mostly, sustainability and diminishing poverty are achieved through our culture, education, ecology, and the economy.  If we want to change to live a more sustainable life, then we must change our culture, education, ecology, and economy in unison. Culture, education, ecology, and economy all need to have the same top goal: to help to sustain and enrich communities, people, and nature more so than just boosting people's income, increasing the nation's Gross National Product (GNP) or Gross Domestic Product (GDP), getting higher scores in state testing, and or advancing technology.
Read more about CEEE (culture, education, ecology, economy).

 

Sustain, Sustainable, Sustainability, Holistic Sustainability, 40 Sustainable Categories
Holistic Sustainability.

being environmental
including 40 Sustainable Categories
Let's sustain and enrich communities, people, and nature. Let's have an education that teaches students how to run sustainable communities and an economy that are mutually beneficial to both people and nature.
Sustainability includes recycling, reusable bags, shopping local, organic food, and renewable energies. Yet, sustainability deals with more than food, money, energy, and technology. Sustainability also deals with communities, culture, nature, the outdoors, education, community economics, morals (connection and helping others: both people and nature), a mix of self-sufficiency and community cooperation, science, art, creativity, being holistic, and more.
1. morals
4. being holistic
5. being nice in all 5 ways
6. Global Love, Local Economy
(Think Global (love), Act Local (economy))
7. CEEE: culture-education-ecology-economy
14. question everything
18. sustainable science
19. sustainable art
20. holistic landcare
23. sustainable low-technologies
24. sustainable high-technologies
35. reduce, reuse, recycle
37. wilderness conservation
Read more about holistic sustainability.

 

8 Goals of CEEE: 8 Goals and Success Indicators of culture, education, ecology, and economy; Changes needed in education and economy.
8 Goals and Success Indicators of culture, education, ecology, and economy
, in order to help communities, people, and nature.
1. Community Standards for Schools. Get rid of state standardized testing.
2. Community Jobs. Schools train students for jobs, schools offer community jobs to students and graduates, and schools help students and graduates to start up local small businesses.
3. Diminish Poverty.
4. Local-Self-Sufficiency.
5. Natural Resources.
6. Eco-Jobs: Ecologic and Economic.
7. Reduce Using Fossil Fuels.
8. ABC Garden of Community Education.
Read more about education and economy:
Changes Needed in Education and Economy:
8 Goals and Success Indicators of culture, education, ecology, and economy.

 

Sci-Art, Science, Art, unite, united, nature, ABC Garden, Michigan, nature blog, holistic design
Science and Art unite.

Science includes observation, questions, research, knowledge, experiment, and learning the patterns of nature and how nature works, etc.  
Science is what we "take in" (observe, learn). 
Art is what we "give out" (expression, work).
Art includes expression, creativity, working, and applying science to make things of pleasing form and function.  Science is the knowledge and theory.  Art is the action, creativity, and making something.   Science and art are connected.  Art is the putting the theory of science into action to make something.  Doing art (making something) requires science (knowing how to make something).  
In general: the science is the finding of patterns in nature and how nature works; the art is using the science learned to creatively make something.
For example, see above photo: science includes learning about the bittersweet vine; the art includes making the bittersweet vine into a basket.
Read more about science and art.

 

Holistic Health, moral, mental, physical, social (community), economic (having enough supplies), environmental, and healing and disease treatment
Holistic Health.   
The ABC Garden supports all 7 types of health:
moral, mental, physical, social (community), economic (having enough supplies), environmental, and healing and disease treatment.
Read more about it at health.


Maps, Three Oaks, Michigan, Galien River, Great Lakes, Watershed, USA, World   
Maps   

Maps of Three Oaks, Michigan,
Galien River Watershed, Berrien County, Michigan, Great Lakes Watershed, USA, World, etc. Maps.
See Maps.

 

Tool and Technology: primitive low-tech to modern high-tech, ABC Garden, Community Education, School, Three Oaks, Michigan  
Tools and Technology. 
primitive low-tech to modern high-tech

ABCs of tools: Start Simple;
later, gradually get more Complex.

Read more about it at tools.

 

 
Peace.
The ABC Garden is a Peace Garden. The ABC Garden doesn't just symbolize peace or honor peace, but it promotes and spreads peace. Learning community skills boosts peace.
Read more about it at Peace, Health, Harmony.

 

 


Famous Quotes, with Photos

Here are some quotes that support the concepts of an ABC Garden. Plus, photos of Michigan nature.
Read the Quotes.

 

 

Galien Valley Nature and Culture Program, ABC Garden, Michigan, nature blog
Galien Valley Nature and Culture Program (GV-NCP)
.
Galien Valley Nature and Culture Program runs interdisicplinary classes about nature and culture. Classes are informative and fun. Students learn how culture and nature relate to each other and how science, art, health, economy, etc. relate to nature too. Furthermore, classes include a few lessons on holistic skills as well as the ABCs of community, ecology, economy, science, art, and more.
See Galien Valley Nature and Culture Program website at www.z-hub.org/galienvalleyncp.html

 

Blog of Zoe at Galien Valley, Michigan, nature blog, ABC Garden
Blog of Zoe at Galien Valley
, about practicing holistic skills, science, art, teaching nature classes and the ABCs of 6 holistic skills, local wildlife, local native flowers, stewardship and landcare of local habitats, etc.
See Zoe's Daily Blog website at
www.z-hub.org/zle-blog.html
See Zoe's Monthly Blog website at
zoemonthlyblog.blogspot.com

 

z-hub website, z-hub, galien valley, z-hub z-design, z-design, school, culture, nature
z-hub homepage
. See more information about every basic thing that is important to the well-being of people - and how everything links to everything else. See www.z-hub.org

 

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