Johann Julius Hecker

The Seed Beds of the State December 2, 1707   Today is the birthday of the German theologian and educator, Johann Julius Hecker. Johann recognized that a classical education didn’t work for everyone, so he founded secondary schools in Germany that prepared students for practical jobs and callings. Johann referred to his schools as “the…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the German botanist who used gardens as classrooms. We’ll also learn about the botanist who was a passionate advocate of forests. We’ll recognize the efforts of a key founder of the Linnean Society. We’ll hear a quote about December from the creator of Peter Pan. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a…

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Johann Julius Hecker

Cancelling Classical Education Today is the birthday of the German theologian and educator, Johann Julius Hecker, who was born on this day in 1707. Hecker recognized that a classical education didn’t work for everyone, and so he founded secondary schools that prepared students for practical jobs and callings. Hecker referred to his schools as, “the…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the German reformer who added the cultivation of Mulberries and silkworms as part of his schools and the man who started the Linnean Society. We’ll learn about the Salem Botanist, who was a friend of Thoreau and Emerson and the man known as the Father of Texas Botany. We’ll hear the poem…

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