Slow Family Resources


Get Outside – International

International Walk To School

Therapeutic Landscapes Network

Get Outside – U.S.

American Camp Association

Children & Nature Network

International Walk to School, USA

Nature Rocks

(I wrote about Nature Rocks here.)

National Park Service

National Wildlife Federation Green Hour

Safe Routes to Schools, National

Sierra Club Youth Program

Get Outside – California

California Farm Bureau

(CA Farm Bureau is a great list of fairs and farms throughout the state.)

California State Parks


Fun Orange County Parks

Get Outside – Northern California

Bay Area Hiker

Bay Nature

El Dorado Farm Trails

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Safe Routes to Schools, Marin

San Francisco Slow Family Life on

Sonoma County Farm Trails

Weekly Walker

Get Outside – Other Regions

Homegrown Handmade – Art and Farm Trails, North Carolina


Preserve Nature – International

Surfrider Foundation

Preserve Nature – U.S.

American Farmland Trust

American Land Conservancy

Natural Park Trust

Preserve Nature – California

California Council of Land Trusts

(This is a clearing house of CA land trusts. Look for yours here.)

Preserve Nature – Bay Area

Bay Area Ridge Trail Council

Greenbelt Alliance

Marin Agricultural Land Trust

Salmon Protection & Watershed Network

Sonoma Land Trust

Trust for Public Land


Learn & Advocate for Nature and Play

Alliance for Childhood

Center for Ecoliteracy

Children & Nature Network

(If you go to one site for local and national news and resources make it Children and Nature Network.)


Environmental Educational Council of Marin

International Play Association, U.S. affiliate

National Institute for Play

Nature Child Reunion, Canada

No Child Left Inside

(See the No Child Left Inside web site for your chapter and other local groups.)


Therapeutic Landscapes Network

Where do the Children Play?


Learn & Advocate for Sustainable Practices, Transit & Cities

Awakening the Dreamer

Complete Streets

Congress for the New Urbanism

League of American Bicyclists

Marin County Bicycle Coalition

New Urbanism

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Slow Travel Berlin


Teens Turning Green

Transition Network

Transition U.S.

Transporation Alternatives (New York)


Grow & Eat

Center for Ecoliteracy

Edible Schoolyard

Farm to School

Kitchen Gardeners International

National Gardening Association

Path to Freedom

Slow Food International

Slow Food USA


Slow the Home

Slow Home

Connect more with Family

The Prodigal Family


Learn More & Join the Slow Movement

Slow author, Carl Honore

Richard Louv’s Field Notes From the Future

Long Now Foundation

Slow Family Living

Slow Movement

(Slow Movement is a really good general site that incorporates urban design.)

Slow Society


Photos by Susan Sachs Lipman

2 responses to “Slow Family Resources

  1. A worthwhile link is
    The first website we found that let us know that not everyone considered us freaks!
    Thanks for the links, there are many I hadn’t come across before.

  2. Hello, Kiwiswiss, and thank you! I’m so glad to hear that you found these resources worthwhile. I’m always on the lookout for the best information about the things I care deeply about.

    I felt the same way when I discovered FreeRangeKids (and many of these other sites). Finally, a community of people who share my values and desires and a parenting style that favors common sense and play (a real childhood!) over fear.

    I’m curious about your own experiences with this issue, if you’d like to share any, especially as you’re not in the (particularly fearful) U.S.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s