Connect with Nature

Coos, Cackles and Purrs: Meet our Silkie Chickens

Sunrise Springs is home to some of the sweetest, softest chickens you’ll meet. Spend a few minutes with them and you will quickly melt listening to their soft coos, hysterical cackles and gentle purrs as they snuggle in close. Yet without fail, before settling into class, people will often ask “why chickens?” Unlike cats and…

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10 Aug 2016
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Birds of La Cienega

  SUNRISE NEWS Last November a member of our Sunrise family lost her mother, and she had to spend several months organizing a memorial to properly honor her. This sad task was made more difficult since the staff member’s mother lived across the country. On the upside, several cousins, now in their 80s, were able…

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25 Jul 2016
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Want smooth, well-nourished skin? DIY Scrub

Look no further than your garden and kitchen pantry for ingredients to create smooth, well-nourished skin. While store shelves abound with products to be purchased and tried, nothing beats a DIY scrub.Salt and sugar are some of the most common choices for abrasive materials in a scrub. With larger particles size, salt tends to create…

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What is Nature Bathing?

by Dana MooreThe term “nature bathing” is more than just a graceful way of describing a “walk in the woods”. Nature bathing is inspired by the Japanese custom of “forest bathing” also known as shinrin-yoku, which literally means “taking in the forest atmosphere”. Forest bathing was first introduced in 1982 by Japan’s Forest Agency to…

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