This one day workshop (10am to 5pm) is an opportunity to explore some of the many ways in which permaculture can inspire children, nurture ecoliteracy and open minds to make positive choices for the future. You'll learn ways in which to use green building, energy efficiency, permaculture design, soil, water conservation, forest gardens and much more, to inform and inspire our children. Using permaculture techniques, Morag and Evans will show us how to create a holistic framework for connected learning that is fun, engaging, healthy and transformative.
THE COURSE WILL GIVE PARTICIPANTS
Understanding of why permaculture (sustainabilty) education is so important for children
A toolbox of strategies and methods for teaching to different ages
WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
Teachers, parents, caregivers and education leaders. No previous experience of permaculture is necessary but an interest in how nature can educate is a must!
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR
Notebook and pen; outdoor clothing and footwear.
Hot drinks are available for purchase but bring your own snacks and lunch.
This course will take place indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.
ABOUT THE TUTORS
Morag Gamble and Evan Raymond live in their owner-built home at Crystal Waters Ecovillage, Australia, surrounded by their award-winning permaculture garden. They are educators, designers, advisors, speakers, writers and activists for earthcare, people care and fair share. They are founders of the Permaculture Education Institute, Northey Street City Farm and the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network.