Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds: Empowering our Children with Ways to Protect the Environment while Cultivating the Earth

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

BLOG #2 (a bit out of order, but from march 7th nonetheless)

I really enjoyed this week’s reading by Edward Abbey of Abbey’s Road and Journey Home. Although I could not relate to many of his wild experiences and his bold demeanor, I still found both of his novels to be wonderful books. They actually inspired me to seek out possible ways that I could explore and camp outdoors over the summer with my sister (making sure to avoid any of his illegal activities). His somewhat dry humor serves to remind the reader that she is not only reading about the environment, but that she is being led on a personal journey of what Abbey experienced in the wild.

On a separate note, I am thrilled with how our project is evolving. All four of us have collaborated on the First Draft of the Written Report which was submitted today, which provided a great way for us to really tease out some of the issues we were previously having with the structure of the project’s action component. After having completed this, and being impressed with all that we each contributed, I am not nearly as worried as I had been about the next big part of our project, the final paper. We still have plenty of research to do and many resources that we can incorporate into the body of the upcoming paper, but it feels like we are on the right track, chugging along at a good pace. I look forward to continuing my work on the project over break and also getting ahead on the reading since I will be the discussion leader two classes from now. This has been a wonderful group experience, using everyone’s skills in a different way – whether that be editing, compiling, researching, or writing, we are all putting forth tremendous effort.

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