About this Talk
Learning permaculture as a subject can be a life-changing endeavor for adults, and increasingly for maturing youth as well. But teaching permaculture to children in a developmentally appropriate way shifts our emphasis from offering it as a subject unto itself and channeling it through more of our process and context for the learning environment. It requires us to embody permaculture deeply as educators and create an experience that is informed by threading experiences into a continuous narrative that reinforces rhythms and cycles. In this way, the multi-sensory learning experience is the vehicle for communicating the essential lessons offered by nature and our human endeavors to meet our needs through a deep connection to the natural world. In this presentation, we will explore what it means to embody permaculture ourselves and to teach through this embodiment.