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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
Air How climate affects habitats and cultures Visit a greenhouse (e.g. in a botanic garden) and notice the differences/ similarities between the different climates created.
Air How climate affects habitats and cultures Design a home for people or an animal that takes into account the climatic effects of a particular region.
Air How climate affects habitats and cultures Learn appropriate design for the major climatic regions of the world (food, lifestyle, building, disasters).
Air How climate affects habitats and cultures Find out about the causes and effects of climate change.
Soil and stone Indicator species Observe different plants which grow spontaneously locally, investigate how/whether this relates to the soil there.
Soil and stone Indicator species Identify common local plants and discuss what they can tell us about the soil conditions (e.g. rushes indicate wet, nettles indicate rich soil).
Soil and stone Indicator species Experiment with changing the soil conditions to see if that affects the plants which grow there spontaneously (e.g. in a grassy area with small rushes (Juncus species) growing in a straight line this may be due to soil compaction. One could dig a section in the row and leave another area untouched. Return months later to see the changes in what plants are growing spontaneously there).
Soil and stone Indicator species Create a story, poem or song about the need for plants to have their own niche (i.e. how different types of plants love being in different places).
Soil and stone Indicator species Learn that an indicator species is one which, if abundant, healthy and spontaneous (not planted), can tell you something about the local conditions, such as a plant which tells you whether the soil is compacted, wet, dry, acidic, or alkaline.
Air Measuring Weather Recognise different cloud forms and talk about what weather they can bring.

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