Welcome to the Children in Permaculture Activities section
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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
Plants and trees Exploring and naming plants and trees Notice and feel the composition of the forest floor.
Plants and trees Exploring and naming plants and trees Collect seeds, observe and identify them
Plants and trees Exploring and naming plants and trees Grow a plant from a seed, or plant a tree
Plants and trees Exploring and naming plants and trees Climb a tree without harming it
Plants and trees Exploring and naming plants and trees Listen to the voice of the wind through the leaves of trees and then make a musical instrument that makes a similar sound.
Plants and trees Exploring and naming plants and trees Play with different types of seeds e.g. blow seed puffs, and play with burrs sticking in clothes
Plants and trees Exploring and naming plants and trees Invent a ceremony for planting that welcomes the plant in its new home, thanks it and offers it love and reassurance that you will take care of it. Use songs, poems and/or dance in the ceremony.
Plants and trees Exploring and naming plants and trees Take care of a plant - e.g. a tree you have planted, by asking the children questions to help them connect to the plant's needs "Look at the plant, I wonder why it's leaves are drooping down. What can we do to make it feel better?"
Plants and trees Exploring and naming plants and trees Give plants and trees names - so that they become unique individuals and the children feel a personal connection - they can even make name signs for their plants (e.g. Mark the Marrow or Grandfather Tree).
Plants and trees Exploring and naming plants and trees Write your name on a stick then put it in the garden near plants you have planted or want to take care of. Go and visit those plants regularly, creating a sense of personal responsibility and connection.

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