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I'm definitely going to purchase a copy of this book.
 
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This would be a wonderful resource for the charter school my kids attend! Well done👍🏼
 
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The bell is ringing, and that means this giveaway is up! But, don't leave yet! First I have to announce our four winners!

Adrienne Halbrook
Tereza Okava
Carma Nykanen
Amit Enventres


Congratulations!

I'm going to go send each of you a moosage--please reply before Monday to claim your copy of Kaci Rae's wonderful book!


And, thank you, Kaci Rae, for joining us! I've really enjoyed conversing with you, and have learned quite a bit. I hope you'll stop by often!

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If you didn't win, here's a nice handy link to buy Kaci Rae's book, The School Garden Curriculum
 
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Thank you so much Nicole, everyone who runs Permies.com, and all the people and community members I got to talk with this week!
 
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My copy of "The School Garden Curriculum" came today, looks great!!  Can't wait to dig in. Thank you!
 
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I'm traveling right now and brought my copy of the book along. I love it! I'll post a more detailed review later, but for now, I think it's something that our movement needed just when it needed it.
 
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I give this book 10 out of 10 apples.

(Not sure if we’re doing that for this book, but if we could that’d be awesome!)


Alright, so here’s a longer review.

This book is put together for being integrated into a formal K-12 schooling system. It focuses mostly on September through May sort of activities, because that’s when school is in session. However, by using it as a guide I can easily come up with ideas for summer activities and lessons.


That is generally how I will probably use this book, actually. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere I’ve begun volunteering with churches, libraries, and other places to put in community food forests.  A big part of that is supporting these places in getting educational systems set up for children, youth, and adults. I will probably start with the church I’m working with to the north of me. Ironically a state program for gardening in schools just got cut across the board, so this comes at the perfect time.

Anyways, this book is great because it provides a realistic structure and path that schools can use (or adapt as needed) to realistically teach permaculture and integrate it into science curriculums. I think that a lot of educators would like to be more proactive like this but just don’t know how.

Again, even if you don’t want or need a formal curriculum, I think it’s a great resource for ideas and activities that can be changed to meet your situation.
 
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