Saturday Program

Session 1

Straw Bale Garden

Workshop in English
Make use of the excess of straw bales the school has to make, flexible, replicable, potentially movable, easy to maintain food growing system, which also becomes habitat for insects and other helpful organisms. During the session we will discuss the design and make some tweaks before implementing a simple to make system, which eventually breaks down to feed the soil for future food growing.

By Rakesh Rootsman Rak
An experienced Permacultre designer teacher, forest garden specialist, yoga teacher, homeopath and reggae DJ. Rakesh has been designing and teaching permaculture to individuals and communities since 2009, and has taught over 200 permaculture, forest gardening, eco village design and related courses. Member of Children in Permaculture project.

Sharing is Caring

Workshop in English
Explore the three permaculture ethics in an experiential way through becoming a tribe, expressing oneself in a talking circle, singing a song, sharing natural gifts, and taking care of each other.

By Valentina Cifarelli and Roberto Cardinale
Valentina loves to use non formal education for mutual and dynamic learning and permaculture to grow social, environmental and economic resilience. Roberto is interested in the social, economic and political dynamics that affect our lives and believes in the potential of change making of our personal sphere to go towards a more resilient and authentic life. They are both members of Children in Permaculture project.

Romanian School Gardens

Presentation in English
The workshop purpose is to make an overview of the Romanian school gardens projects implemented in the past 5 years by Transition Towns Movement in collaboration with Romanian Permaculture Research Institute. The aim is to open a space of discussion and reflection on how to create abundant and multifunctional outdoor learning space based on the examples presented.

By Ionut Badica
With the passion and experience in organic gardening, and with the eyes open to observe what is one of the basic things that is needed in the world today, Ionut founded in 2012 the Schoolyard garden Project. Since then he is engaging children, teachers and parents into permaculture, designing abundent outdoor classrooms in schools and urban gardens involving the community and raising awareness about caring and learning from nature.
Ionut has studied civil engineering and holds a master’s degree in management of biodiversity conservation. He is working as a permaculture designer, integrating his knowledge in civil engineering, gardening and biodiversity conservation into designing, planning and implementing regenerative systems-from farm scale to a homestead or a garden. He is the co-founder of The Romanian Institute of Permaculture and The Transition Towns Romania Hub.

Presentation of Montessori Approach Na Beranku

Teachers from the school will show us how they succeeding to engage children in the classroom.

Tour of the School Garden

Led by 5 children from Montessori school and 1 teacher from school Na Beranku.
It will be done in twice in English and once in Czech. Maximum 15 participants at one time.

Designing the School Garden of School Na Beranku

Workshop in Czech
This activity is intended to fulfill the needs of the school. It’s aimed at the parents and children of the Montessori school. It will be led by Czech permaculture designer in Czech language and 10 Czech parents will participate. The activity will be taking place throughout the day. Other participants will be able to observe the process, especially the card game about designing that will happen in the first slot.

By Adela Hruba
She is permaculture designer and teacher. She designs and creates outdoor learning space in kindergartens and schools together with children, educators, parents and members of local community using local resources.

Session 2

Soil Test

Workshop in English

How to Design with Teachers

Workshop in Englishh
What should we take care when implementing new content in school?
How to impress other teachers? How to get support from parents and school leadership? How to get money for your project? And easiest: how to activate children? Strategies and »step by step« design.

RELATION TO PERMACULTURE: It is permaculture design process in school environment.

By Tomislav Gjerkeš
He is permaculture designer working with schools as external associate for sustainable development. Together with teachers, children and parents he designs and creates outdoor learning spaces and supports teachers to adapt school curricula to teach outside. As Dragon Dreaming trainer he helps that children’s ideas became part of school program. Besides shorter workshops he develops and delivers 72 hours Permaculture design course for teachers.

3 Ethics Cookies: Make them and use them

Workshop in English
In this workshop you will be able to create your very own wood cookies of the three ethics. We will share ideas and suggestions how to use them and possibly try them out in smaller groups.

RELATION TO PERMACULTURE: Three ethics are the backbone of our designs and actions and we will explore how to present them to children.

Teodora Demetra Radulescu

Presentation of Montessori Approach Na Beranku

Tour of school in English

Tour of the School Garden

Led by 5 children from Montessori school and 1 teacher from school Na Beranku.
It will be done in twice in English and once in Czech. Maximum 15 participants at one time.

How to introduce permaculture principles to children in schools and kindergartens through creation of garden

Presentation in Czech

By Jana Kotoučková

Designing the School Garden of School Na Beranku – part 2

Workshop in Czech
This activity is intended to fulfill the needs of the school. It’s aimed at the parents and children of the Montessori school. It will be led by Czech permaculture designer in Czech language and 10 Czech parents will participate. The activity will be taking place throughout the day. Other participants will be able to observe the process, especially the card game about designing that will happen in the first slot.

By Adela Hruba
She is permaculture designer and teacher. She designs and creates outdoor learning space in kindergartens and schools together with children, educators, parents and members of local community using local resources.

Session 3

Children in Permaculture Video Materials

Presentation in English
In the project we created some videos and we would like to share them with you.

Storytelling

Workshop in English

By Didi Deshais

If socks could talk…! Making and performing puppets

Workshop in English
Making puppets is a creative, fun and engaging experience, trough which a person can meet and express its own needs and talents. Each participant will make a puppet using a recycle sock, together we’ll perform in a hilarious and improvised talent show. Puppets will surprise and fascinate you!

RELATION TO PERMACULTURE: Using recycled material, as such as socks, we reduce waste and consuption, we take care of the enviroment and of the people. Making puppets and performing together, we share our experience, talents and skills.

By Francesca Simonetti
She is a dreamer, a creative and loving soul, with a scientific background which gave her the ability of questioning and analysing many aspects of life. Trough Permaculture she started to see her life and the world around her with different eyes: in a more systemic and integrated way.

3 Ethics Cookies: Make them and use them

Workshop in Czech
In this workshop you will be able to create your very own wood cookies of the three ethics. We will share ideas and suggestions how to use them and possibly try them out in smaller groups.

RELATION TO PERMACULTURE: Three ethics are the backbone of our designs and actions and we will explore how to present them to children.

By Michal Plundra
Michal works for “Dům dětí a mládeže h.l.m. Prahy Stanice přírodovědců (Youth centre – Station of natural sciences)” is lecturer of leisure activities and gardener, he likes playing with wood and permaculture.

Tour of the School Garden

Led by 5 children from Montessori school and 1 teacher from school Na Beranku. It will be done in twice in English and once in Czech. Maximum 15 participants at one time.