Friday, March 12, 2010

Fairytale Town Goes Green! - March 13th

Green Fun at Sacramento's William Land Park

Mr. McGregor's Garden
Enjoy a day filled with educational displays focusing on the environment, displays will vary in areas such as responsible conservation, pollution and tips on how to go green. Visit with several Sacramento area organizations and learn about different ways you can go green and help create a healthy environment. Puppet Art Theater will be performing The Three Little Pigs with a green twist in the Children's Theater. Puppet show tickets are $1 for members $2 for nonmembers, showtimes are 12:30PM, 1:30PM and 2:30PM.

shhh...the Spanish Bluebells are just waking up...
And, says Geno's Garden, for a lovely gardening surprise, take a stroll thru the WPA Rock Garden across the street from Fairytale Town on 15th. Parents sometimes wonder how to get their kids interested in gardening. One answer is help them have fun gardening times, these will become treasured memories. Another answer is discover things together, you'll love it as much as they do. The paths at the WPA garden are delightful for kids...they can almost get lost. Exciting!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Sacramento's Trailmix.Net, a Family Store for Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family!

Trailmix's free e-book

I think whatever we can do to get kids outside is really valuable. It breaks that perma-link with video games and connects them up with the world we live in. Trailmix.Net seems like a perfect resource...the owners are avid hikers, they've practiced what they preach with their own brood. Plus, what better lure for tech-age kids than activities like GPS-guided Geocaching?

Here's a great video about this new store in Old Sacramento (brought to you by Maria Marriott, Mortgage Advisor in Roseville, CA),  Scavenger Hunting and Geocaching in Sacramento.

You and your kids can get to know them first-hand at next Saturday's free flower seed planting workshop. March 6th at 1 o'clock, flowers and materials donated by Green Acres Nursery.
some newly germinated seeds ready to start their journey
Extend the fun with an Old Sac Scavenger Hunt. Pick up the free map at the store.