Nature’s Beauty Cultivates Gratitude

This short simple animated video represents the ever-flowing love and beauty that exists in all of us, in everything, in every moment of every day. This abundant love cultivates gratitude. The more grateful we are, the happier we become. Seeing beauty in everything, all the small things become precious and sacred, […]

Nature in the City

Far away from the wilds of my BC Mountain life, I feel a stranger in my home city.

I long for the peace and familiarity of the forest and all it’s knowing – it takes time to find a new rhythm to cope with the chaos and noise of a city.

Thankfully, Edinburgh is one of […]


We know from research that contact with nature is essential for the developing child. However, not every child will be returning to a Forest School or Nature Kindergarten.

We may not be able to take our students out into the forest or down to the lakeshore during class but we can bring nature into the […]

World Teacher’s Day

Today is world teachers day! Thank you to all the teachers who share Mother Earth’s teachings with their students. Bless you all, love and peace Marghanita x

Love is the very essence of who we are

Summer fades to give way to the birth of Autumn. The wind is crisp and fresh, the light is softer, the smells are more earthy. Just like the seasons our lives are forever changing, yet your love is ever present, always constant, warm and golden like the Autumn leaves. Your love is in me and […]


A dear friend had gifted me a tray of dried gourds – perfect for tiny bird and fairy homes with my outdoor class.

Imaginations soared, joy and laughter filled the air  - hearts sang and spirits danced as the children created the most beautiful bird and fairy homes. The spirit needs to be recognized, nourished, encouraged. (see separate post).

Educating […]

Her peace gifts me peace


Her peaceful smile speaks to my heart – whispers of love have my spirit dancing. Spellbound by her illuminating beauty, I am reminded of our own illuminating beauty and how each one of us radiates our own unique love and light.

Radiant and joyous in her fullness, her joy gifts me joy, her […]

Educating the Heart through Nature Art Summer Camp

Friday 24th July: Design your own Clay Bugs and Mini “My Bug” story booklet

We will begin with a bug story, then go on a bug hunt. We will create our very own bugs using clay and natural items found from nature. We will then create a short story and illustrate it in our mini […]

Nurturing the Whole Child


We can never be whole, in harmony, balanced, unless every part of us is healthy – body, mind and spirit – if we only educate the mind we are not whole, there is an emptiness that we need to fill.

Nature helps nurture harmony and balance which in turn lead to happiness.

The […]

Build A Fairy House & Den Week

Build a Fairy House  and Den Week
Helping to raise awareness of the importance of nature and creativity in a child’s life. 


When children and nature mix, something magical happens. That “magic” is part of childhood. Sadly today, many children have never experienced the magic of the natural world.

Playing games that originate from a child’s imagination […]

Play with Mother Earth

We cannot ask our children to help protect the Natural World when they know little of this world. First, we must help our children to fall in love with Mother Earth. This is not a difficult task. In fact, it is incredibly simple and delightfully pleasurable.

Earth day is every day yet […]

Sowing seeds of love and compassion

“Teaching young people about compassion is one of the most important things we can do for them and for the future of humanity “– Dalai Lama

In our outdoor classroom today (held on a local Organic orchard farm), we got to hold 4 day old chicks. These magical moments are moments of communion, moments of […]

Beauty is a heart that generates love

My latest illustration – “The power of prayer”
Nature nurtures creativity and feeds the soul

 Nature cultivates gratitude

“Beauty is a heart that generates love and a mind that is open” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Full of gratitude on this sacred day. Wishing you all a beautiful and peaceful weekend, know you are deeply loved, peace Marghanita x



Each step makes a flower bloom

Kiss the Earth with your feet

I love to walk barefoot. With the birth of Spring my feet are eager to kiss the earth once more.
Every step makes a flower bloom

We can visit the garden of peace at any given time, for Peace is within.
Peace Is Within

“Peace Is Within” Orange Moon; Gentle Warrior by Marghanita […]

Contact with nature is essential for the developing child

Given a choice, children generally prefer to be outside in the fresh air, free to roll on the grass, climb the trees and rocks and chase butterflies amongst the flowers. When children spend time outside where they can be free to play, create, climb, sing and dance, they are happier and healthier.

Children thrive outdoors

To Learn, To Wonder

The […]