“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered,
let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it"
— David Sobel
Domestic Arts & Farm-to-table
Farm to table hot meals every day made from scratch with the help of our children!
Because children love to eat what they grow and cook, all our meals are made with local, organic, non-GMO ingredients free of chemicals, dyes, antibiotics, pesticides and hormones.
Our main source of fresh ingredients is our own school community garden. What we cannot grow and harvest ourselves, we source from local CSAs and local farms.
Place-Based for Environmental Stewardship
Learning and exploring in a permanent location encourages personal connection with nature, promotes a sense of belonging and comfort, builds an awareness of seasonal changes and patterns, and ultimately begins the flow of environmental activism.
The Rosewood playground and farmyard and its sustainable living practices add a rich dimension to our program.
Children experience the richness of slow living while engaged in real-life activities such as food preparation, farming, handwork projects, gardening, farming that help them to be grounded in the world they live in while building important skills for life. Children develop critical physical, cognitive and emotional skills gaining a sense of ownership, stewardship, kindness and compassion for others.
At Rosewood, children add balance to the goodness that is created here for them to connect, to explore and enjoy!
Social & Creative Arts
Rhymes, stories, clapping, and counting games with nature finds enhance the child’s capacity to listen while encouraging a love of language, literacy and math foundational skills.
Finger plays and handwork develop motor skills and improve coordination–skills for later writing.
We use natural material as wool, beeswax, wood, cotton and more for playing and making crafts to nourish the senses.
Nature Immersion &