Starting a Farm from Scratch: Part 1
by Chris Grataski
"I just wanted you to know what an amazing experience my daughter, Sarah, had at "Way Of The Bow". Her bow was far beyond what we expected. All I can say is Wow! It's fast, silent and accurate. She will definitely be back."
"Roots helped our son, Caleb, stretch his comfort zone, learn life skills and grow in confidence. We are appreciative and grateful to the Roots staff for their focussed mentoring and instruction. His outdoor skills have become the foundation for his maturity and confidence."
"The lack of structured dogma and ideology, allows for a freedom to explore and relate to nature in an individual way. This supports a life long connection and love of nature. I do not want others telling my kiddos how to feel and experience Nature.
I love that my kids get to get experience nature with leaders that are absolutely passionate about nature, wilderness skills, herbs, organic art and whole foods. Harmon has learned so much without the obvious "teaching" moments. Harmon is treated like a fellow naturalist rather than a child in a program with an agenda.
I choose Roots because the leaders come to it with their own passions- art, herbs, skills and share this with the kids. Each leader has their own personality and way of approaching the group that is genuine and real. I like that Roots isn't dumbed down because the audience is under 14 but their age and attention span is honored and games are played, fart jokes are told and star wars is loved.
I find the leaders model and incredible lack of judgement, open mindedness and tolerance. I see how Harmon as picked up on that as well."
"I found and fell in love with the philosophy of the ROOTS School program for my 12yr old son as he struggled with anxiety and self identity among his peers within the structure of the public school system. The ROOTS staff and outdoor environment gave my boy the opportunity to learn through his interests and value his personal strengths and interests.