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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 Tell stories about indigenous people and how they met all their needs from the local environment.
Plants and trees Bushcraft Use a potato peeler to remove the bark of a green stick, e.g. to make dough sticks on the campfire.
Plants and trees Bushcraft Walk barefoot in a forest.
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 Bushcraft Craft with clay that you find (e.g. by a river) e.g. Blobsters (see Chris Holland's book I love my world).
Water Catching and saving water Create solutions that save water (e.g. putting brick in toilet cistern, ways of saving water in the garden).
Water Catching and saving water Discuss how water can be cleaned before use in different ways (e.g. boiling, filters, chemicals etc).
Water Catching and saving water Make biodegradable products (e.g. simple cleaners from vinegar, ash etc.)
Water Catching and saving water Learn the difference between grey water and black water and how they can be cleaned in different ways.

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