Grown Locally: Wilderplay, a nature-based pre-school.

July 26, 2022

Grown Locally: Wilderplay, a nature-based pre-school.

Grown Locally is presented by House of Flavors Restaurant of Ludington and features locally owned businesses and locally produced products.

By Katie Provenzano, MCP Correspondent

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Wilderplay founder and owner Lisa Cooper combined Native American practices along with European models of forest kindergarten to create a nature-based pre-school experience. Students learn in three types of areas: indoor, outdoor, and beyond. The indoor space is used for preparation, the outdoor space functions as a classroom, and the beyond spaces are places to explore.

Wilderplay is expanding to a full-day schedule and increasing enrollment to 12 students for the 2022/2023 school year. 

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Learn more about nature based pre-school and the Wilderplay curriculum at


Grown Locally is presented by House of Flavors Restaurant, 402 W. Ludington Ave., owned locally by the Neal family for over 70 years; 231.845.5785; Facebook. Now offering free dine-in ice cream with any meal after 11 a.m. through April 30, 2022. 

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