We sat down with alumni April Brown to talk about how her education at Spring Garden is serving her adult life personally and professionally. April attended our Preschool, left for a bit, and returned for grades 3-7.
When asked about what she remembers about her childhood education at SGWS, April says she has fond memories: “It was an outstanding education, very hands-on, and helped develop me into a well-rounded adult. I enjoyed every aspect, and it gave me many life skills. I am sad that we don’t have a Waldorf school near us in South Carolina.”
April and her husband Cory are homesteading out in Columbia, SC on an acre farm with chickens, goats, and a large garden. April writes about her experiences living on the farm and her focus on organic and sustainable living at her blog Frolicking Americana. She includes tales about doing the things she loves including gardening, knitting, raising livestock, cooking, and photography.
Her experience in foreign languages of German and Spanish, which were introduced at Spring Garden, had a distinct impact on April’s professional life. She says, “Spring Garden allowed me to think creatively, which is a huge blessing. It also gave me a language foundation, taking Spanish and German. Later in life I lived and studied abroad in Puerto Rico. Professionally, I taught English in Munich, Germany. In both locations I was able to use the language skills that I gained at Spring Garden.”
We’re proud that April has found her place in the world and that Spring Garden was able to contribute to her personal and professional passions. If you are interested in learning more about April’s passions, please follow her on Instagram at frolickingamericana, Twitter @frolicamericana and on her blog at https://frolickingamericana.blogspot.com/.
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