The Garden of Homeschool (44 Mins)


The Garden of Homeschool

by Pennie Rumsey | LDS Homeschool Conference 2015

I was talking with my mentor this week discussing some things that I was learning. I shared with her the way I saw homeschooling as a garden. I told her that to me homeschool seems more like a garden with an opened ended question, instead of a pre-determined conclusion. It seems to me that one of the hang-overs of conveyor belt thinking is that we give too much our own authority to others and lose courage to take our education in our own hands.

In this presentation I will share with you some of the lessons I have learned in my garden during my Core Phase, and discuss how they have helped me in my own education to regain my personal identity, self-worth, and personal authority.

I hope you’ll join me in the journey. I’m looking forward to connecting with you!

Pennie Rumsey is a LDS homeschool mother of 4 children living in Overton, NV with her husband of 11 years. She recently completed a book called “From Darkness to Light” that shares her healing journey and lessons she has experienced. Pennie gained her Core Phase from her garden and sees life through the parables found in the garden. She is also a student of Thomas Jefferson Education, Teaching Self Government, 3 Key Elements, and Dressing Your Truth. She currently is involved in 3 discussion groups, including 2 online groups that discuss self-government, and personal development.  You can learn more about her at

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