The goal of Something Good in the World’s Children’s Peaceful Garden design is to promote peaceful and imaginative play, as well as creative projects and arts-integrated learning, while experiencing in a hands-on way how to live sustainably and in harmony with the environment. This summer, it was our aim to spread this design and its motive to as many locations as possible, so that students of all ages, as well as parents and teachers, could enjoy its therapeutic effects not only at Kitchawan Farm, but also at their own schools, centers, and shelters.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau I have the privilege to bring vulnerable children, refugees, at-risk youth, and […]
Thanks to an unexpected series of fortunate events, including donations from organizations that were closing down and seeking like-minded charities to give their remaining donations to, Something Good in the World was able this year to open up a Blue Sky Fund. The SGITW Board of Directors had the special opportunity, for the first time, to have a meeting to envision what we could do with contributions that were for “Blue Sky” projects; programs that we had always wished we could get off the ground if we had the support, envisioning a future of expanding Something Good further into the world.
When: 3-6 PM Where: Kitchawan Farm, 716 Kitchawan Road, Ossining Come celebrate 21 years of Something Good in the World! Join us for a potluck picnic as well as live […]
In the continuing effort to write about the refugees from Central America, to keep telling the stories of the unaccompanied minors who come to our Earth School-to-Farm programs, I am […]
“Telling stories doesn’t solve anything, doesn’t reassemble broken lives. But perhaps it is a way of understanding the unthinkable. If a story haunts us, we keep telling it to ourselves, […]
One of the most heartening aspects about Something Good in the World having been in operation as a nonprofit for 16 years now, is that our original students are all growing up! Starting in 1998, Earth School programs began teaching children and families how to live sustainably and in harmony with the land, and how to connect with nature in meaningful and experiential ways that integrate with academic learning.
Since 2006, SGITW’s Earth School has been a farm-based education program for all ages, reaching further into the area to offer free workshops and courses for impoverished and underserved communities.
I just returned from China, where I visited the orphanage that we adopted my daughter from 9 years ago. It was a powerfully moving visit, mostly because my daughter, who […]