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There is contradiction between television and permaculture.  It doesn't go together, from certain perspective. But there exist,  tons of good videos or tv children series about learning in nature.
I grew up with this one  
       Priče iz Nepričave  Stories from No-story (village)
 
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Zoran Jovanovic wrote:There is contradiction between television and permaculture.  It doesn't go together, from certain perspective.



Do you mean television the technology?  Or television the industry? Or both?

 
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I have no problem with the wonderful educational tool that television is. My kids watched a lot of PBS, they watched the Planet Earth series and they watched mr. Dressup. It was all educational. Later on they graduated to Seinfeld in Frasier. They never did get into watching those silly reality shows where really dumb bimbos fight.

Last week I had a video conversation with a four year old girl whose first language is not English. Her English is very good, because she watches many children shows on YouTube and on television. I was in a small Mountain Village in Kenya and a boy about 6 years old introduced himself in very good English and shook my hand. I asked his mother how his English became so good, and she said that he watches all of the Disney movies on a DVD player. In an area where there is no television service, the mothers trade these things around so that every kid gets to see them. Exposure to things well outside of his personal experience, has not prevented this young man from learning Luo, his tribal language or Swahili, which most people in East Africa understand. It has simply made his world a little bigger. He knew the moment he saw me, that we would have this language in common. So television allowed me to have a conversation with someone who almost never sees people from outside his own culture.
 
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I like the music in the opening sequence and at about the 17 minute mark.

Like Dale, I've met many people from many different countries who learned to speak English from TV.  I've been helped a bit by watching shows and movies in another language, especially when I can get subtitles in that language as well because I don't learn well aurally.  
 
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I just wanted to convey love to nature even on tv.  l ve rediscovered it recently, this series, and I just love it.  Series is about the school, in nature about nature. I love also the music in end sentence *the ending last 3 minutes.  In Yugoslavia in 1980 there were couple of really really good ones children series.
Thank you and sorry for confusion. I am happy that music speaks when we can not find words...
 
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No apology necessary, Zoran.  Is English your first language?
 
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No it is serbian. I thought it is obvious that English is not my first language (: Thanks
 
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My issue with children's television is that they are very forward-thinking when it comes to certain jobs, like firefighting, police officers and even in construction. They will show woman doing those roles, and whatnot, but when it comes to farmers, they always depict us in denim overalls, a shock of grass stuck between our teeth, and with that; limited teeth.

WHY?

Successful farmers probably hold a PHD of knowledge in Animal Husbandry, Mechanics, Engineering, Economics, and Agronomics, all at the same time.
 
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Zoran Jovanovic wrote:No it is serbian. I thought it is obvious that English is not my first language (: Thanks



No, it seems obvious that English IS your first language.  You write as well or better than most anglophones.  I'm always impressed by people who can learn English to any degree as I struggle in any other languages.
 
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Travis Johnson wrote:My issue with children's television is that they are very forward-thinking when it comes to certain jobs, like firefighting, police officers and even in construction. They will show woman doing those roles, and whatnot, but when it comes to farmers, they always depict us in denim overalls, a shock of grass stuck between our teeth, and with that; limited teeth.

WHY?

Successful farmers probably hold a PHD of knowledge in Animal Husbandry, Mechanics, Engineering, Economics, and Agronomics, all at the same time.



Yeah, it's a stereotype not just in children's TV, but across North American society.  I find the attitude to tradespeople is similarly poor, though not as bad as for farmers.

My experience with farmers is that they have to be hard working and also knowledgeable in a vast number of areas.  Unless you're in Dairy with supply management, you can't farm long if you aren't smart, handy, a vet and excellent at business.  One of my friends from engineering school came from a long line of farmers.  He used to say that, if you're not smart enough to farm, you can always be an engineer, doctor or lawyer.
 
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