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 Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Identify and eat different edible plants which are growing in the garden (whether planted or spontaneous).
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Identify different native plants and know their uses (e.g. nettles for soup or making string).
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Identify different plants which can be poisonous to eat directly or dangerous to touch.
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Identify some support species e.g. plants that help to fix nitrogen, or accumulate nutrients like phosphorous.
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Be able to spot disease/infection in a tree.
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Plant a tree and look after it e.g. mulching, harvesting, feeding, water, looking for pests/disease.
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Walk in nature with someone who loves trees and can introduce trees and the plants describing their personalities, likes and dislikes as if it is a character - to make the learning memorable.
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees If you were living in the forest, how would you build a home that you love as if everyone in that forest is just waiting for you to come and be part of their community?
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Hug a tree with Eyes closed; or sit with your spine against a tree, see how you feel after a short while like this.
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Lie on the forest floor and look up to see the heavens from the point of view of a tree - seeing the leaves, the wind, etc. Gazing like a tree, see what their day is like, watching the sun, clouds, plants and animals, they sense the world through their leaves and their roots (not through Eyes). If inspired, write a creative piece about what it is like to be a tree.

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