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ABCs of Education
ABCs of Community Education

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ABCs of Education.
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 ABCs and steps 1, 2, 3 are the simple, small, early steps in learning something. The ABCs of academics includes learning to count from 1 to 20, to add 1-digit numbers, to sing the alphabet, and to read simple, small 3-letter words. The ABCs on how to participate in a community, connect with nature, boost the economy, and diminish poverty includes making simple, small, basic stuff that is vital to communities as well as to the lives of individual people. The basic stuff is stuff needed by all people: rich people, poor people, primitive caveman, and the modern city slicker alike. The basic stuff includes housing, water, and food. Every student (primitive and modern) should spend at least a little time on the ABCs of community and economy, which is to handmake primitive stone-age low-tech stuff from scratch from nature. People, who truly understand the core and fundamentals of community and economics, are only the people, who have a basic in-depth knowledge of local nature (ecology) plus at least a little experience in doing for themselves some gathering and handmaking stuff from scratch from nature.  Like people cannot do algebra if they cannot count from 1 to 20 and beyond, people cannot help to run a larger society and complex economy, if they haven't hands-on done the ABCs of community education, the basic economic steps from 1 to 20 within a simple, small community, such as an ABC Garden.
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ABCs of Community Education.


Contact Zoe Elrick z.hub.garden@gmail.com for speaking, consulting, ABC education lessons, and outdoor classroom design, on the ABC Garden and the ABCs of Community Education.


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ABC Garden Homepage

ABC Holistic Education Garden of Three Oaks, Michigan, USA. See some of the class lessons learned at the ABC garden.
See ABC Garden
at www.z-hub.org/ABCgarden.html


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Pocket Pumpkin Press

Offers sustainable community and nature curricula, education materials, and resources.
Offers ABC Garden of Community Education curricula.
Offers science, social studies, ecology, economy curricula, worksheets, textbooks, posters, and more. Offers place-based curricula on local nature and the local community.
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8 Goals and Success Indicators of culture, education, ecology, and economy
, in order to help communities, people, and nature.
1. ABC Garden of Community Education.
2. Community Standards for Schools. Get rid of state standardized testing.
3. Community Jobs. With community help, 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.
4. Diminish Poverty.
5. Local-Self-Sufficiency.
6. Natural Resources.
7. Eco-Jobs: Ecologic and Economic.
8. Reduce Using Fossil Fuels.
Read more about education and economy:
Changes Needed in Education and Economy:
8 Goals and Success Indicators of culture, education, ecology, and economy.


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.


Sustainable Education, Sustain, Sustainable, Sustainability, Holistic Sustainability, 40 Sustainable Categories
Holistic Sustainability

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Schools and students should study the ...
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.
Here are a few of the 40 categories:
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
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Moral Education, Morals, Nice5, 5 Ways to be Nice, Morals, Awareness, Love, Health, nature, culture, community
Schools and students should study
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.


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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, education, school, ABC Garden, Michigan, nature blog
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.
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Definitionz, Language: words re-defined, culture, holistic, school, community, ecology, economy, science and art, and more
Language, words re-defined


Science and Art


History, Community Education in the Outdoors, Outdoor Education, ABC Holistic Education Garden, Michigan, nature blog
History, Present, Future


Math, numbers, shapes, sizes, proportions, patterns, priorities, etc.


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