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 Before touching a tree, close your Eyes and imagine love filling your Hands. Touch the tree with your loving Hands and try to listen to what the plant is telling through your Hands. Remember that trees don't have voices and ears but communicate through feelings. Can you feel the tree communicating?
Plants and trees Exploring and naming plants and trees Identify edible plants growing locally.
Plants and trees Exploring and naming plants and trees Talk about what plants need (water, sun, air and soil) to grow.
Plants and trees Exploring and naming plants and trees Recognise the different parts of a plant or tree: flowers, seeds, stem/trunk, leaf, roots.
Plants and trees Bushcraft Walk barefoot in a forest.
Plants and trees Bushcraft Use a potato peeler to remove the bark of a green stick, e.g. to make dough sticks on the campfire.
Plants and trees Bushcraft Decorate a talking stick and use it in a listening circle.
Plants and trees Bushcraft Craft with clay that you find (e.g. by a river) e.g. Blobsters (see Chris Holland's book I love my world).
Plants and trees Bushcraft Tell stories about indigenous people and how they met all their needs from the local environment.
Plants and trees Bushcraft Visit a museum which shows artifacts from the local area and invite the children to tell stories about how they think it may have been used.

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