Slow Family Resources


Get Outside – International

Children & Nature Network

International Walk To School

Therapeutic Landscapes Network

Get Outside – U.S.

American Camp Association

International Walk to School, USA

Nature Rocks

(I wrote about Nature Rocks here.)

National Park Service

National Public Lands Day

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

The Nature Conservancy

Preserve Nature – U.S.

American Farmland Trust

American Land Conservancy

Land Trust Alliance

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

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 about & Advocate for CHILDREN, Nature & Play

Alliance for Childhood

American Journal of Play

Association for the Study of Play

Center for Childhood Creativity

Center for Ecoliteracy

Children & Nature Network

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


Environmental Educational Council of Marin

Head Start Body Start

International Play Association, U.S. affiliate

International Council for Children’s Play


National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Institute for Play

Natural Learning Initiative

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

U.S. Play Coalition

Where do the Children Play?


Learn about & Advocate for Sustainable Practices, LAND USE, Transit & Cities

Awakening the Dreamer

Center for a New American Dream

Complete Streets

Congress for the New Urbanism

David Suzuki Foundation

Earth Island Institute

League of American Bicyclists

Marin County Bicycle Coalition

National Resources Defense Council

New Nature Movement

New Urbanism

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Sierra Club

Slow Travel Berlin

Story of Stuff Project


Strong Towns

Teens Turning Green

Transition Network

Transition U.S.

Transporation Alternatives (New York)


Grow, Make & Eat

Center for Ecoliteracy

Edible Schoolyard

Farm to School


Kitchen Gardeners International

National Gardening Association

Path to Freedom

Pollinator Partnership

Slow Food International

Slow Food USA


Slow the Home

Slow Home

Connect more with Family

The Prodigal Family

Simplicity Parenting


Learn More & Join the Slow Movement

Slow author, Carl Honore

Long Now Foundation

Simplicity Parenting

Slow Family Living

Slow Movement

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

Slow Society


Blog hosting and

Laughing Squid hosting

GoDaddy domains and domain services

Copyright-free photo sources (always check specific rights):

Wikimedia Commons

Flickr Creative Commons

Morgue File

More photo sources

Create your own graphics


Blog Badges

Facebook Photo Dimensions

More Facebook Photo Dimensions

Social Media Basics

Mashable Guides:

Facebook for Beginniners

Mashable’s Guide to Facebook

Facebook Timelines for Brands

Facebook Reach

Twitter for Beginners

Mashable’s Guide to Twitter

Mashable’s Guide to YouTube

Pinterest Beginner Guide

Google+ Guide

Social Customer Experience


How Many People Use Social Media?

Pew Internet on Social Networking

The Reach of Social Networks


Photos by Susan Sachs Lipman

8 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.

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  4. Please, encourage people to look for their local Food Day events tomorrow! October 24th and all week long. Our local food movement really needs to find out how to connect with the slow food movements. Can you make suggestions how we can all network together? Thank you for your great blog! I will forward it to many ;-) ~RuthAnn
    See and put in your zip code for good, clean, local fun and food!

  5. Hello from Panama City, Panama. I would love to get information on slow cities in the US and Europe…I will be retiring in a couple of years and I am considering moving to a slow city with my 11 year old son who was born with Down syndrome. He can learn and function but it takes him a little longer than average kids so I believe a slow city would be ideal for us. Maybe we can travel and see how it goes before making a final decision. I truly appreciate any information and help you might offer. Thank you very much!

  6. Hi Luz, How is your search going? Please look through the resources here, especially the ones about sustainable cities. Have you thought about Berlin? There is a site called that will give you some idea about it. is a good one to get you thinking about what to look for in a U.S. city. Please do check out the links on the list. And keep me posted as to your search. Good luck!

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