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Holistic Planning

A. Introducing permaculture
B. Living nature
C. Design
D. Growing food
E. Built environment and resource use
F. Social permaculture
Holistic planning (HP):

Theme  Topic  Sub Topic Age HP Details
Buildings Natural building materials Experiment with using thermal mass (e.g. a water storage or rock inside a polytunnel) and see how when inserted in case help keep the temperatures moderate (cooler in afternoon and warmer in the night).
Buildings Natural building materials Celebrate what you have built with friends.
Buildings Natural building materials Be grateful for nature and the materials it provides by thanking all of the different natural elements that helped to build your house (if you see wood, thank trees, stones thank the earth) - draw symbols of each of these elements and make a collage to hang in the entrance.
Buildings Natural building materials Learn basic tool safety rules, e.g. when carrying a tool always walk (not run), hold it in a safe way, the names of the different parts of the tool (e.g. handle, blade).
Buildings Natural building materials Learn vocabulary for natural building materials, such as moss, straw, clay.
Buildings Natural building materials Make a scale-drawing (and learn how to read them).
Buildings Natural building materials Make models using different geometry (e.g. reciprocal-frame roof, geodesic dome etc.)
Buildings Natural building materials Choose a simple building plan and then try building it (for example with wooden blocks).
Using nature's gifts wisely making an alternative to plastic wrap out of cotton and beeswax (melted into the cloth with a warm iron) Create or improve recycling systems /areas.
Buildings Insulation and draught-proofing Go out camping and find out ways of keeping yourself warm.

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