Welcome to the Children in Permaculture Activities section
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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 Microclimates On a windy day visit a place which is exposed and compare to an area behind a windbreak (e.g. hedge, trees, fencing).
Air Microclimates Experience different microclimates (e.g. under trees vs in a field, the north vs south facing side of a wall).
Air Microclimates Draw microclimates/sectors on a map of a site they visit, walking around together discussing where it is warmer/ wetter/ windier/ sunnier etc.
The animal, fungus and bacteria kingdoms Mushrooms See and touch different shapes/sizes/species of mushrooms with an adult.
The animal, fungus and bacteria kingdoms Mushrooms Collect mushrooms and use them for cooking (in cooperation with adults).
The animal, fungus and bacteria kingdoms Mushrooms Listen to a story about trees talking to each in a forest through the tiny thread like web of fungi that interconnect the roots of the trees throughout the entire forest. Imagine being a tree in the forest - standing in the tree yoga position for example with the other children to make a forest. What messages do you send to each other?
The animal, fungus and bacteria kingdoms Mushrooms Learn that there are many species of mushrooms, and that some are edible and others poisonous.
Water Playing in water Observe how different objects float or sink.
Water Playing in water Create and break dams.
Water Playing in water Make a waterfall wall - with different tubes and funnels attached to a board that children can pour water through.

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