Welcome to the Children in Permaculture Activities section
• You can find an overview of our work on the Background info page.
• You may find it useful to look at the graphical overview of the Themes and Topics, which you can access here.
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Holistic Planning

Theme:
A. Introducing permaculture
B. Living nature
C. Design
D. Growing food
E. Built environment and resource use
F. Social permaculture
Holistic planning (HP):
Eyes
Hands
Heart
Head
Age:
3-6
7-12

Theme  Topic  Sub Topic Age HP Details
Growing food Helping to grow food Observe the process of growth of an annual plant from sowing a seed to growing, flowering, fruiting and seeding.
Growing food Helping to grow food Touch and compare different seeds, e.g. the seeds of sunflowers, beans, wheat, poppy, apricots.
Growing food Helping to grow food Help to grow food plants in a garden and care for them by watering, mulching etc.
Growing food Helping to grow food Care for plants - watering, mulching, weeding.
Growing food Helping to grow food Collect seeds from different plants.
Growing food Helping to grow food Harvest food from the garden.
Growing food Helping to grow food Use tools safely that are age appropriate e.g. trowels.
Growing food Helping to grow food Sprout seeds and eat them.
Growing food Helping to grow food Play games with sorting, grouping or matching seeds, fruits, nuts or vegetables by sizes, colours and shapes.
Growing food Helping to grow food Share the abundance of harvests with others, including with birds, animals and compost worms.
Growing food Helping to grow food Create a planting ceremony - e.g. with songs/ poems / dance and asking the earth to feed the plant, the sun to shine on it, rain to water it, other plants to protect it from bugs.
Growing food Helping to grow food Sing songs and give thanks to the earth or "mother nature" for the food it provides.
Growing food Helping to grow food Celebrate harvests with festivals or special meals.
Growing food Helping to grow food Use drama to show a plant growing from a small seed to a mature plant that produces new seeds.
Growing food Helping to grow food Find out where food comes from e.g. milk from cows, apples from a tree.
Growing food Helping to grow food Compare sizes of vegetables or fruits as they grow.
Growing food Helping to grow food Say the names of different plants growing in the garden which you can eat.
Growing food Helping to grow food Learn that some plants are edible, and others are not.
Growing food Helping to grow food Learn the names of different parts of a plant e.g. leaf, root, stem, flower, fruit. And which parts you can eat of particular species.
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Observe how different types of plants grow well in different places depending on the available sun, space, water, heat, nutrients etc.

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