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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 Bushcraft Decorate a talking stick and use it in a listening circle.
Plants and trees Bushcraft Craft with clay that you find (e.g. by a river) e.g. Blobsters (see Chris Holland's book I love my world).
Plants and trees Bushcraft Tell stories about indigenous people and how they met all their needs from the local environment.
Plants and trees Bushcraft Visit a museum which shows artifacts from the local area and invite the children to tell stories about how they think it may have been used.
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.
Plants and trees Fire Tell stories and sing songs around a fire.
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.

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