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
Buildings Natural building materials Build something e.g. a shelter, chicken tractor, raised bed and create a scale drawing of it.
Buildings Natural building materials Find out about different methods to warm and cool buildings, and compare them - What resources do they use? How much do they cost? What are the environmental effects of using them?
Buildings Natural building materials Make models using different geometry (e.g. reciprocal-frame roof, geodesic dome etc.)
Buildings Natural building materials Make a scale-drawing (and learn how to read them).
Buildings Natural building materials Learn about local building materials which are used in local constructions, and research the benefits of the different materials.
Buildings Shelter Experience sleeping in a shelter made by themselves from local natural materials and compare it with living indoors.
Buildings Shelter Use ropes and strings to tie knots to build something (such as a shelter).
Buildings Shelter Find out traditional ways peoples in different places showed gratitude for warmth and shelter; what kinds of blessings did they have? Create a blessing ceremony for a fairy home or a real home based on things that you learn about those traditions.
Buildings Shelter Learn that people in different parts of the world design their homes and buildings to best suit the materials they have and their climate.
Using nature's gifts wisely Using the power of water, air and sun Play with a toy/wheel that turns in the wind or water.

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