Dear Readers and Friends,
It is with mixed emotions that I post my final entry on Green Dragon Bytes. I have decided the time has come to make a life change. Starting next week I will embark on a new adventure with Blue Water Baltimore as their Education & Outreach Coordinator. In this position I will be developing and delivering nature-based education programing to under-served communities throughout Baltimore City. And I’m happy to report that I will still be able to engage WSB students with various nature related projects such as storm drain muraling, tree planting, and service learning.
So much as happened since I started this blog four years ago, and I am so happy to have shared this time with you and to have taken a lead role in developing Waldorf’s green ambitions. That said, none of the things we’ve done together would have been possible without the support of WSB’s wonderful teachers, staff, students, board members, and parents (past and present). And worry not! …the chickens, Nature Study class, Forest Aftercare, this blog, Fortville, and all the other cool green things we’ve done together, aren’t going anywhere. This summer I will aid the school in finding and training my predecessor. There’s still plenty of room to grow, and I feel we have only brought to maturity a few of the many seeds that will root nature and sustainability even deeper into the Waldorf program.
I believe that with a deep love and respect for nature sowed into their beings, the children of this school (and of the world) will make our planet beautiful and healthy for generations to come. Please enjoy the slideshow below of the many green memories we’ve shared over the last four years. I look forward to seeing you around!
All the best!
Michel Anderson (aka. Greenman, King Compost, Doctor Compost, Mr. Compost)