01 October 2010

this week on tumblr

A few recent favorites from my tumblr...
Established in 2008, this eight month, part-time (520 hour) practicum offers instruction and work experience in small-scale sustainable agriculture.  In a hands-on learning approach, participants work alongside farm staff in the fields and at the market.   Participants attend complementary lectures and participate in a variety of supplementary  educational activities. The practicum is intended as a beginning point for aspiring growers, agricultural professionals, and educators.
Another point scored for BC.

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(Alisha's Bright White Guest Cottage  via Apartment Therapy,
found via sewliberated & myidealhome)

Looks like they are working with a tiny space too.  At least we don’t climb a ladder to get to bed.

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School of One found via What Possessed Me: School of Awesome
Dissatisfied by a “fractured and fragmentary history of paying work” and armed with insatiable curiosity, Stephanie from even*cleveland decided to rethink and remake her profession.
Enter the School of One - the diary of one woman’s new career as an autodidact:

The  world is full of wonders and I am greedy for them. So with this weird  unconstructed space that is my adult life, I am going to attempt to make  a form. I will mold a career of my own. I don’t have funds to travel,  but I have a library card and I happen to live in a city with amazing  cultural artifacts. I have time. I have a roof overhead and a tolerance  for very little cash in hand. I also have an unshakeable belief that  knowledge is worth having. So this space will be a map of my attempts at  self-education, a documentation of the things I am reading and seeing  and doing in an effort to mold the raw matter of my mind into something a  little better.

Get a load of the Fall Syllabus.

Um, this project is just too wonderful and perfect.  Creating a personal syllabus for learning?  A School of One?  So inspiring.
The School of One - the diary of one woman’s new career as an autodidact:
The world is full of wonders and I am greedy for them. So with this weird unconstructed space that is my adult life, I am going to attempt to make a form. I will mold a career of my own. I don’t have funds to travel, but I have a library card and I happen to live in a city with amazing cultural artifacts. I have time. I have a roof overhead and a tolerance for very little cash in hand. I also have an unshakeable belief that knowledge is worth having. So this space will be a map of my attempts at self-education, a documentation of the things I am reading and seeing and doing in an effort to mold the raw matter of my mind into something a little better.
-Stephanie from even*cleveland
So she created a syllabus of the things she wants to learn:

Track 1: The Old Canon: Greeks
Monday and Tuesday mornings. Part of my long term goal to read the Western Canon (as defined by Bloom). I’m starting at the beginning, rereading Homer, and moving on to Hesiod. After that: plays and histories as they fall.
Track 2: Modern Novels
Monday and Tuesday afternoons. For my purposes, modern novels mean 20th century. This fall: Flannery O’Connor and Kafka.
Track 3: Poetry
Thursday mornings. I’d like to grain more poetry into my mind - there are very few poets I have read entire or retained more than fragments of. This fall: Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell and their collected correspondence, Words In Air. I may try to work in some Lady Caroline Blackwood if I can (Lowell was her 3rd husband).
Additionally:
Wednesday trips to the Met, Thursday afternoon field trips to museums, galleries and whatnot, and a little bit of time every day with LingQ to try and polish up my French. I’m also going to try and fit in some astronomy and history podcasts when I am walking the dog.

(School of One found via What Possessed Me: School of Awesome)

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(the tree of cups via myidealhome)

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Knit or crochet small squares and send them to Share the Warmth, where volunteers will stitch them together into blankets for families in need.

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 (these-hours by Amelia via madamecupcake)

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1 comment:

  1. Okay, this weekend I'm using up all those yarn scraps and making a few squares. AWESOME!!

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