The Great Spruce

November - Stacking Firewood

Alec and Rosa are stacking firewood. They place each log strategically to assure that air can flow through the stack. This way, the wood...

October - Collecting Leaves

Alec and Rosa are collecting leaves to put around the garden beds and trees. First they jump in them and toss them about. This is fun!...

September - Identifying Trees

Rosa and Alec are identifying the trees where they live. To do this, they look at the leaves, the bark and the structure of the trees....

August - Farmers' Market

Rosa and Alec are at the farmers’ market with their shopping list. They found some delicious maple syrup! The farmer explains how to...

July - Planting an Apple Tree

Alec is planting an apple tree. A good rule of thumb when planting a tree is “dig big.” Alec makes the hole much wider than the root...

June - Backyard Tea

Rosa and Alec are making some “Backyard Tea.” They find some dandelions, pine needles and wild rose . They put the dandelion and rose...

May - Building a Tree Swing

Alec and his friend Rosa are putting up a tree swing. From a sturdy pruning ladder, they're tying the swing so it will be plenty high...

Outdoors with Alec and Rosa