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
Design Designing and deciding Make a simple zonal plan of a room, school grounds, or garden {showing frequency of visits/use from zones 0 (home); 1 visited daily; 2 used 2x per week; 3 used weekly; 4 visited less frequently to 5 (wild zone from which nothing is taken)}.
Design Designing and deciding Document a process in which they make a positive difference in their direct environment and/or community
Design Designing and deciding Use permaculture ethics and principles to make choices
Design Designing and deciding Find solutions to problems, through their own creative designs. The permaculture ethics and principles can help to get ideas or guide this.
Design Designing and deciding Create designs using drawing, model-making, post-its, sandbox, building bricks, ropes etc on site, or other appropriate method.
Design Designing and deciding Develop an aesthetic sense - noticing beauty and asking why is it beautiful - in appearance and in function (ingenious).
Design Designing and deciding When experiencing a challenge, learn to appreciate it by remembering the attitudinal principle 'the problem is the solution' (e.g. find multiple perspectives, reverse the problem).
Design Designing and deciding Present their own design to friends, families, teachers, community etc in a form of their choice (e.g. drawing, singing, drama, art, video etc).
Design Designing and deciding Find out about the need for considering microclimate (sector planning) and zones when creating a permaculture design.
Design Designing and deciding Find out that permaculture design is all about making choices based on the ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share; and that the permaculture principles can be used to help make these decisions.

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