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 Discuss what makes a garden flourish, including what qualities a great gardener would have.
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Select appropriate plant species for the location: microclimate, soil type, soil pH, etc.
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Discuss the benefit of perennials over annual plants.
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Learn when to harvest different types of produce from the garden.
Growing food Growing food the permaculture way Read the book "Farmer Phil’s Permaculture: the original permaculture children’s book" and discuss.
Growing food Caring for soil See that food scraps placed in the top of the wormery/compost bin, gradually become compost (which looks like black soil).
Growing food Caring for soil Touch and smell healthy, fertile soil.
Growing food Caring for soil Collect materials for the compost heap/wormery and feed it.
Growing food Caring for soil Help collecting home-made compost and placing it around plants to feed them.
Growing food Caring for soil Sing a song about compost, such as the one on the CiP website.

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