Americorps

TLC Goes to Green Button Farm!

April 12, 2017

The sun was shining, yellow buttercups blanketed the fields, and pigs oinked happily as students from the East Durham Children’s Initiative fed them raw eggs as a treat. This idyllic setting for EDCI’s latest TLC-led educational field trip last Saturday was made possible by Ryan and Alicia of Green Button Farm, who generously agreed to […]

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Happy Birthday, TLC Americorps!

March 14, 2017

Spotting a large, decaying log just off the trail during our nature walk, I stopped walking and directed the kids to gather around. I asked them why fallen trees are important in a forest, expecting to hear silence or an answer like “they’re good for firewood!” However, the kids interrupted each other in their excitement, […]

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Birds for Beginners

January 30, 2017

A flash of brown in the undergrowth. There it goes, maybe flying into the branches of a tall Loblolly Pine? No, wait, it’s disappeared – I take my binoculars away from my eyes and scan the forest. Everyone is looking into the brush when a yell off to the right draws our attention; the thrush […]

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