To create

Tools of education available freely for all: Lesson plans, Case studies, Resource database.

To empower

Educators, teachers, parents and enthusiasts of Permaculture to easily use our tools.

To learn

Engaging children in opportunities to learn from each other and nature.

To celebrate

Creating a European Children Permaculture Network while organising local, national, and international events.

Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share in Education

The Children in Permaculture Manual is a ground-breaking book, which shines a permaculture lens to inspire child-friendly, sustainable education.

Full of innovative information, a new curriculum, hundreds of inspirations for activities, session plans, holistic pedagogy and reflection questions, this book will inspire educators to get outdoors and learn from nature.

It is for primary, nursery and kindergarten teachers, policy makers, permaculture designers, Forest School leaders, Scout leaders, parents, carers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and anyone else who is interested in holistic education for sustainability and resilience.

  • “Brimming with practical examples of how to support children in connecting with themselves, each other and the growing cycle. This handbook illustrates the scope of permaculture that is relevant for children, using gardening as an entry point into wider issues of fairness and connection. Written with such a deep sense of care and consideration for the future generations, it is invaluable for parents and educators alike.”

    - Looby Macnamara, author of People and Permaculture, and 7 Ways to Think Differently, and co-founder of Cultural Emergence project.

  • “The manual is very well written and covers all areas of permaculture. It will satisfy the educators and has much for the teachers. It is good to take teachers beyond growing summer vegetables. It is time for this book, in fact it would have been useful five years ago.”

    - Rosemary Morrow is one of the pioneering women in permaculture, author of the Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture and the Earth User’s Guide to Teaching Permaculture and co-founder of the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute.

  • “With its homely illustrations and lively suggestions for things to do, this book will help to connect children in community with the Earth and one another.”

    - Professor Alastair McIntosh, author of Soil and Soul

  • “This is a book of its time which provides much more than the skills and knowledge that will ensure a more hopeful and resilient future. Importantly it offers guidance and empowerment for educators whose task it is to skill children today for, what is becoming increasingly apparent, to be a challenging future. The manual is well written and researched, and speaks to us with academic credibility, sound pedagogy and an understanding of how to lead children through a comprehensive learning journey in nature. The work demonstrates how all areas of the curriculum can come to life in relevant and authentic learning situations that move from teacher centred activities to child directed practical experiences. A must have manual for every school!”

    - Janet Millington and Carolyn Nuttall, authors of Outdoor Classrooms - A Handbook for School Gardens.