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Permaculture Montessori Schools

 
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As a Montessori Guide (teacher), I've noticed how similar and compatible permaculture is with Montessori schools. Maria Montessori mentions there should be a garden at each school where the children can plant flowers and things. I've read that there are a handful of Montessori Permaculture schools that exist, and it surprises me that there are not more. Does anyone have first-hand experience with permaculture montessori schools?
 
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I was just looking into this myself!   We run an outdoor education program from our farm in MO and I am a PDC graduate.  I've been using Montessori materials with my own kids in our homeschool and taught for a little while in a private school that was Montessori based, but not a certified Montessori school.  It's interesting because now I'm at this point where it seems like all of these loves of mine are converging and becoming one.  I was thinking maybe I'd get a forest school certification and a Elementary I/II Montessori certification and make our outdoor education classes legitimate Montessori/ Forest School/ Permaculture classes.  I wish there were more examples.  I'm trying to formulate a concept of how it would all work.  
 
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There has been a strong program at Greensboro Montessori School in North Carolina (18 months-old to 14 yrs old). There are several PDC trained instructors on site. Permaculture is growing in the area, with a nearby Canterbury Episcopal starting a permaculture garden, and Gate City Harvest in Summerfield, NC running a sustainable, small farm with permaculture principles and a micro-school on site. Reach out to sara.stratton@gms.org for more.
 
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Sky Valley Education Center in Monroe, WA has a Montessori Co-op program, for both elementary as well as adolescents. The elementary area has a cute little garden with a rain barrel and the adolescents just had a fundraiser for making a larger permaculture garden (https://donate.seedmoney.org/7887/permaculture-garden-round-2?fbclid=IwAR1UU5YUG1mfe7jVvfWzGkfzUzUN-UyVkcYVSIhXlo2obkpZvvKK3c5X2K8)
 
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