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Emmy Jenkins
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Hi homeschoolers!

I am in the process of doing my permaculture diploma and have started offering a blog with various resources. I would like to focus toward the more social side of permaculture in my life and career and feel that eductaion is one of the most important parts of this, especially the cross-curricular aspect, if you will. I feel that permaculture has the potential to touch so many different subjects and would love to produce some resources for homeschoolers to use with their kids and to tie in with their own homesteading - effectively bringing both adults and children into a learning space together.

I was wondering what kind of resources would be useful to you?

I am going to be situated in Nicaragua for the next foreseeable future and will be buildign a garden and making natural products. I was thinking that I could offer a few how-to activity videos of how to build the garden and make products that kids could get involved in, with the educational aspect of getting them to think about the science, maths, and entrepreneurial side. Equally, I thought I could provide some worksheets and printable resources, as well as possibly a monthly live video where kids and parents could ask questions (I was thinking I could poll the topic each month).

It would be amazing to get the communitty's feedback on what you think would help you to provide great permie education to your kids!

Thanks

Emmy x
 
Rachel Gooker
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I was working on a cob oven with my daughter in the ergo thinking that would be a fun homeschool project. Kiko's book is good, but has some real gaps and people making one as a homeschool project might prefer something simpler, shorter, and more practical.
I'm realizing that I need a bunch of bird houses and perches and was thinking about how that would make a great kid's project. lots of designs out there for birdhouses I'm sure, but a permie is going to care about more details like how high and where to place it.
 
Cheryl Brociek
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Emmy Jenkins wrote:Hi homeschoolers!

I am in the process of doing my permaculture diploma and have started offering a blog with various resources. I would like to focus toward the more social side of permaculture in my life and career and feel that eductaion is one of the most important parts of this, especially the cross-curricular aspect, if you will. I feel that permaculture has the potential to touch so many different subjects and would love to produce some resources for homeschoolers to use with their kids and to tie in with their own homesteading - effectively bringing both adults and children into a learning space together.

I was wondering what kind of resources would be useful to you?

I am going to be situated in Nicaragua for the next foreseeable future and will be buildign a garden and making natural products. I was thinking that I could offer a few how-to activity videos of how to build the garden and make products that kids could get involved in, with the educational aspect of getting them to think about the science, maths, and entrepreneurial side. Equally, I thought I could provide some worksheets and printable resources, as well as possibly a monthly live video where kids and parents could ask questions (I was thinking I could poll the topic each month).

It would be amazing to get the communitty's feedback on what you think would help you to provide great permie education to your kids!

Thanks

Emmy x



I'm new to homeschooling and I have noticed a great lack of permiculture for kids curriculum, the one I did find was very expensive. I think your idea is great and I would be interested in buying it. I would focus more on book/worksheets. Videos can be put on a MP3 for convience and to save money on both ends. I'd avoid YouTube as a source to put it on because in general it is not allowed by numerous parents wether it they are being homeschooled or not. I think having projects like hugelkulter, lasagne gardening, back to eden type gardening would be great projects and offer ideas on where to get the materials for free. Craigslist is a big one and some cities provide mulch and compost for free! I personally feel that more education about this type of gardening needs to be promoted and taught for the sake of future generations. Regarding climate change, I would have that as a separate add on that you can do not everyone subscribes to it and by having that as an add on would open your audience greatly to a lot more people.

Keep in touch, I would love to see what you do!
 
Jane Southall
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Nothing to say, at present.  But following with interest
 
Jarret Hynd
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Michael Becker has been making a permaculture curriculum for awhile now, so if you haven't read up on him, then I would advise you to. Here's a video of his story

Permaculture touches so many subjects, that it's really only limited by your imagination. More specific subjects like Proper house building, Teaching the water cycle the standard way while then getting into a bit of basic hydrology, Teaching history/culture by explaining century old gardening techniques and the tools they used, Natural Energy and methods of storage, Teaching basics of plant breeding during harvest, etc. Many more concepts to be thought up.

This is good work that you are doing.

 
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