Children in Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture
Summary information

NOW ONLINE!: A course for school & nursery teachers, forest school leaders, nature kindergarten teachers, parents and other educators to learn how to engage children in all aspects of permaculture, learning from nature with a child-led approach.


Permaculture is about working with nature, based on deep observation and understanding of the principles which underpin natural systems. Childhood is the ideal time to get to know nature, and how nature works, through play and experimentation.

We will:

*Find out how permaculture ethics and principles can be applied to education, in how we speak, the activities we engage in and in the spaces we design.
*Discover some great benefits of outdoor learning, including relevant research, and learn how to create session plans which engage the whole child: eyes, heart, hands and head, through active participation in a session learning about soil.
*Look at different garden designs both in school and home gardens and get involved in a practical activity such as testing soil.
* Learn about the different activities that we can do with children and, more importantly, think about how the way we approach the child can enable us to think of infinite possible activities.
*Meet other like-minded people on the course

Booking and further information
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Contact Details: 
Sliding scale: £180/£120/£80/£40
Contact name: 
Lusi Alderslowe
Lead teacher info
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
09:30-13:30 UK time. Mondays: 19th & 26th April, 3rd May 2021
19 April 2021
26 April 2021 to 3 May 2021

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