Tending is a poetry collection. Informed by quietly ordinary days, these poems look into the nature of things with questions that circle the stars.
“Laura Grace Weldon employs radical empathy to enter into the hidden lives of rutabaga, cows, the neighborhood bully, and the beating heart of life itself. Playful, curious, sensual, she aims to open the reader’s eyes and heart.”
Alison Luterman, author of See How We Almost Fly and The Largest Possible Life.
“Laura Grace Weldon’s poems remind us that our world’s necessary brushes between nature and technology, human and animal, are not necessarily ones of friction. Instead, Weldon sees these moments as truly wondrous ones, available to us not only on the farm, but also in the back pocket of a window washer, swinging among the skyscrapers.”
Brad Ricca, author of American Mastodon and Super Boys.
“Memory, faith, and the natural world as both witness to the cycle of human life and healer to a questioning heart are at the core of this lovely and lyrical collection of poems. The weather changes, people come and go from cities and towns, babies are born, grow up and depart from their parents’ arms, but still, the countryside and its rituals sustain the people and creatures who know how to read the signs of the seasons. In these pages, Laura Grace Weldon shares those signs with us; her poems are the fruit of a wonderful harvest.”
Eleanor Lerman, author of The Sensual World Re-emerges: Poems and Mystery of Meteors.
“Laura Grace Weldon’s poems are concrete, allusive, and rich.”
Diane Kendig, author of The Places We Find Ourselves.
“These are calming poems, set deep in the specifics of this life.”
David Budbill, author of Moment to Moment: Poems of a Mountain Recluse
and Happy Life.
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Free Range Learning
Free Range Learning describes an important individual and cultural shift in education that’s already well underway. It advocates for the child’s right to learn naturally and demonstrates how to enfold this approach into daily life. It incorporates ancient knowledge as well as current research, highlighting wisdom shared by over 100 families from around the world.
In this useful book readers will discover a wealth of inspiring ideas for connecting with nature, reinvigorating their communities, and sustaining the love of learning. If you need one volume about educating the whole child, Free Range Learning is that book.