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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
Plants and trees Fire Roast vegetable shish kebabs (vegetables on a green stick) over the fire.
Plants and trees Fire Learn the fire safety rules (e.g. having long hair and loose clothes tied back, kneeling in the 'respect' position on one knee, walking around the outside of the fire circle etc.).
Plants and trees Fire Light a fire with a flint and steel or bow drill, experiment with different tinders, and then feed it with dry sticks found in the woods.
Plants and trees Fire Make beeswax candles.
Plants and trees Fire Go on a candlelit procession outside at night, carrying candles in lanterns which they have made or decorated themselves from recycled materials (e.g. jam jars). Optionally, older children could be stationed along the procession dressed in costume and acting out/telling a story.
Plants and trees Fire See and smell fire and see how it changes when different materials are burning (non-toxic ones).
Plants and trees Fire Feel the warmth of an open fire.
Plants and trees Fire Be safe around a fire (by staying at the edge of the fire circle unless invited in by an adult)
Plants and trees Fire Feed a campfire safely with dry, brown wood.
Plants and trees Fire Collect wild garlic and use it to make garlic bread over the campfire.

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