Jennifer Stuart is the owner and director of Seed Preschool – a mobile outdoor school in a retired 1991 Thomas Built school bus called Matilda. Jennifer and Matilda visit Twelve Hills Nature Center in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, TX three days a week to offer year round nature education for preschool and homeschool children.
Jennifer has engaged the minds of young children for over 25 years as a preschool director, teacher, and homeschooling parent. A school in a bus grew out of the desire to offer an outdoor learning environment without the expense of renting commercial real estate. We determined that we needed more outdoor space than indoor space, so partnering with the nature center was logical. We were inspired by the current wave of mobile business such as shops and food trucks and of course by the tiny house movement.
Jennifer practiced a green lifestyle long before it was the trend, in fact it is a way of life. She tends her backyard farm with chickens and a garden of vegetables and native plants. In addition to operating Seed Preschool, Jennifer works part time for a local farmers market coordinating children’s and family programs. She recharges with yoga and knitting. www.seedpreschool.org