The Best Education Of All

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Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb.  Brooks to wade, water lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets;  and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of education.  By being well acquainted with all these they come into most intimate harmony with nature, whose lessons are, of course, natural and wholesome.
~Luther Burbank from “Training of the Human Plant”

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2 thoughts on “The Best Education Of All

  1. Both sets of my grandparents lived on farms and I have so many happy memories of the times we spent rambling around the countryside. Thanks for sharing your beautiful countryside.

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  2. I, too, remember my rural roots… It was on my uncle’s farm that so much of who i am was formed… When he sold his farm, the new owner burned the barn down that my grandfather had built in 1905…I cried. It was the holder of my secrets… Thank you for your lovely post…

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