Welcome to the Children in Permaculture Activities section
• You can find an overview of our work on the Background info page.
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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
Design Surveying the landscape and people Use all the senses to make observations (e.g skin for microclimates)
Design Surveying the landscape and people Observe the feelings and needs of yourself and others.
Design Surveying the landscape and people See and read maps made by others
Design Surveying the landscape and people See a map being created
Design Surveying the landscape and people Identify various patterns in many different places and in different scales e.g. branching/spirals
Design Surveying the landscape and people Learn about the history of the place and indigenous/traditional knowledge in the area
Design Surveying the landscape and people Make maps and diagrams about information gathered
Design Surveying the landscape and people Make a map with overlays of the different microclimates in a garden - sun/shades, wet/dry, wind/shelter.
Design Surveying the landscape and people Interview, or create a questionnaire/survey to give out to, children, friends or other people about their needs and wishes for the design.
Design Surveying the landscape and people List all the different resources which you have that could be relevant, e.g. using headings of paste (plants, animals, structures, tools and events).
Growing food Helping to grow food Smell, touch and taste different varieties of vegetables and fruits grown in the garden as well as wild edibles.
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 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.

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