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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 Biomimicry Copy a design from nature into something they build (biomimicry).
Buildings Biomimicry Talk about something amazing which an animal does, such as 'How does a bird make a nest with it's beak!?!' and try to copy their shelter (e.g. foxes den, wood mouse nest).
Buildings Insulation and draught-proofing Experience sitting in two different buildings in winter - a well insulated building and an uninsulated one. Discuss the differences.
Buildings Insulation and draught-proofing Go out camping and find out ways of keeping yourself warm.
Buildings Insulation and draught-proofing Compare the insulation capacity of different building materials, e.g. comparing bracken with hay in a den.
Buildings Insulation and draught-proofing Notice and discuss the insulation of different materials which you wear, i.e. clothes.
Buildings Insulation and draught-proofing Make a draught excluder (e.g. a big sausage that goes on the floor in front of a door).
Buildings Insulation and draught-proofing Learn that hot air rises and cool air sinks.
Buildings Insulation and draught-proofing Consider different methods of warming and cooling a building.
Connections The big family of nature: all of nature is connected and we all need each other Spot evidence of an animal eating a plant or animal.
Connections The big family of nature: all of nature is connected and we all need each other Hunt for signs of Funny Fungus' roots and fruits: look under logs for mycellium, around trees for mushrooms, mould on old fruit.
Connections The big family of nature: all of nature is connected and we all need each other Listen to a story about a tree, and how it is connected to each of different animals, mushrooms and plants (children can be included e.g. through climbing the tree, eating it's fruit etc).
Connections Patterns See the same pattern in different natural systems (e.g. the branching pattern is in trees, rivers, leaves and lungs), try using a magnifying glass to observe closely.
Connections Patterns See the patterns within the large scale (e.g. stars, weather or ocean currents), to give us a sense of place and develop a sense of awe.
Connections Patterns Find different patterns in several different systems: (e.g. spirals in rivers: flowers: snails, also spirals, scatter, wave, net, lobe) and try to work out the function of that pattern (e.g. branching for collection and distribution, spirals for growth).
Connections Patterns Create colour print from plants (e.g. through hapa zome) to see the patterns within leaves and flowers.
Connections Patterns Connect to a pattern in nature, and express it through any art form (dance, draw, paint).
Connections Patterns Make music together, e.g. each person goes into nature to 'capture' a sound (e.g. hitting 2 sticks together, slapping water, mimicking the sound of a bird). Return to a circle. Going around the circle each person individually presents their sound. One person takes the role of conductor and points at someone to make their sound, keep the rhythm going whilst different sounds are added and taken away.
Connections Patterns Learn about fractal forms that you meet in your everyday life, e.g. spiral in sunflower, cauliflower, ferns.
Connections Patterns Find out about the permaculture principle 'Design from Pattern to Details' through examining a tree and it's leaf. Discuss how nature uses patterns and why.

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