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
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Build raised beds if/where appropriate, using recycled materials.
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Graft one plant onto another (e.g. tomato onto potato).
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Plant several edible plants, look after them, and monitor their health for a growing season.
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Place mulch on bare soil (e.g. straw, grass clippings, cardboard etc).
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Prepare and store a crop e.g. potatoes, jam, sauerkraut.
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Grow plants within a crop rotation (e.g. with lettuce and beetroot grown in one plot one year, next year legumes (beans and peas) and cucurbits (e.g. pumpkin, courgettes, squash, marrows), then brassicas (e.g. broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, turnip, kohl rabi etc.) and 4th year roots (e.g. carrot, beetroot, celeriac, celery, parsnip) and onions.
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Experience growing perennials and growing annual plants, and discuss the differences and similarities.
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Create a garden, growing food in polycultures, following a permaculture design and implementation plan.
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Grow mushrooms (on logs, books or sawdust).
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Weed treasure hunt: Look at one type of plant, discuss it's name, what it looks like, what uses it has, and show how to pick it. Give the children 3 minutes to collect as many as they can in a big pile. Repeat with other types of plants. Make use of the plants harvested.

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