Welcome to the Children in Permaculture Activities section
• You can find an overview of our work on the Background info page.
• You may find it useful to look at the graphical overview of the Themes and Topics, which you can access here.
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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
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Celebrate everyone's contribution in preparing the meal (e.g. 'Thanks Harry for laying the table, Thanks Polly for chopping the vegetables' see how many thanks you can give (farmers, sun)
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Take turns serving food to each other and saying 'Please' and 'Thank you'.
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Sing a song before a meal, which appreciates the food we are about to eat.
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Identify common vegetables and fruits.
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Learn that all food has to be grown and prepared for us to eat it.
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Notice the differences in taste, colour and texture between boiling, steaming, frying and baking the same vegetable.
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Notice how long it takes for vegetables to grow - make a growth chart and record daily observations.
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Plant a garden that will provide all of the vegetables needed to prepare a special meal (which the children cook) for parents some weeks later.
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Cook following a traditional local recipe (from hundreds of years ago- before supermarkets and global trade - using only locally sourced ingredients.
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Prepare a meal to serve to someone in the community who is hungry (homeless, in poverty) - process the experience together afterwards, and talk about how it made you feel.

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