The Un-Ordinary Woodshop Walter . Molly . Eva-Marie . Auguste
History along with observational data have shown that nature is used for many of our spiritual, emotional and psychological maladies and now we have contemporary studies validating what we’ve all known. We have all felt the outdoors’ soothing effect at some time or another. When we go camping or on long hikes or maybe just around the corner at the city park, we “feel” more calm and even happier. It might be the beauty of nature or the freedom or it might just being disconnected from the screen, but whatever the reason, we feel better. My Natural Playce wants people to have that ability to feel better closer to home. We want to build “Nature Spaces” in backyards, at churches, at day cares adult/children, anyplace people frequent. We believe Nature can be a remedy for many of our ills.
What we do… Basically, we are open to anything that will help get people outside and/or away from the screen. We build products such as; fortboards, Maypole, pergolas, compost bins, etc., with some delivery and set up possible. We can assist in designing. Perhaps, you just need to talk things through without any action taken. We are cost sensitive and realize that a Nature Space is not going to get the same attention in the budget as an air-conditioner or a new vehicle and because we believe in our message and work, we try to make our projects as cost efficient as possible. Our sister company Heart and Hearth Home Improvement can get materials both used and extra, which can be used in Nature Space project to lower the overall cost.
To get the most from a Nature Space we need to ask ourselves a couple of questions. Just asking ourselves these questions will help start the momentum. 1. What keeps us from going outside? Is it cold, heat, wet, fear? 2. What are daily activities that could be done outside instead of inside? Making the Nature Space a piece of our daily routine will guarantee we use it. 3. Can we make the outdoors pay? Can we grow flowers or vegetables to sell, or start an outdoor fitness group, or outdoor daycare etc…. If we have a responsibility to be outside we are far more likely to be out there. 4. Can we make the outside more comfortable while making the inside less so? Can the new furniture be outdoors instead of indoors or can we add a pergola instead of remodel the basement?
At the end of the day we have to really believe in the power of nature and the destructive power of the screen and after that our creativity and imagination will begin its work.
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