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Online: Introduction to Engaging Children in Permaculture Course: 22nd, 29th March and 5th April 2023 @ 4.30pm-8.30pm UK time

With Lusi Alderslowe and Nim Robins

A course for school & nursery teachers, forest school leaders, nature kindergarten teachers, parents and other educators to learn how to engage children in all aspects of permaculture, learning from nature with a child-led approach.


Permaculture is about working with nature, based on deep observation and understanding of the principles which underpin natural systems. Childhood is the ideal time to get to know nature, and how nature works, through play and experimentation.

We will:

*Find out how permaculture ethics and principles can be applied to education, in how we speak, the activities we engage in and in the spaces we design.
*Discover some great benefits of outdoor learning, including relevant research, and learn how to create session plans which engage the whole child: eyes, heart, hands and head, through active participation in a session learning about soil.
*Look at different garden designs both in school and home gardens and get involved in a practical activity such as testing soil.
* Learn about the different activities that we can do with children and, more importantly, think about how the way we approach the child can enable us to think of infinite possible activities.

*Meet other like-minded people on the course

This training course is being led by Lusi Alderslowe and Nim Robins, who are certified Children in Permaculture Trainers, and is the produce of the European ‘Children in Permaculture’ project in which best practice has been shared across the continent from Finland to Italy, Scotland to Romania:

​“The future of our planet depends on a change of consciousness, in which the people and the resources of the natural world are no longer taken for granted and exploited without considering long term impacts. Supporting children from early childhood to develop a sensitive, compassionate and cooperative relationship with each other and the natural world is a crucial step in generating this new consciousness” (p. 1, The Children in Permaculture Manual; Alderslowe, Amus & Deshaies, 2018).

Times below given for UK (London) timezone. To find what time it will be in your timezone click here.:

Day 1: 16:30-20:30 Wednesday 22nd March 2023. With a 30 min break, with tasks which can be done before the next session with/without children.

Day 2: 16:30-20:30 Wednesday 29th March 2023. With a 30 min break, with tasks which can be done before the next session with/without children.

Day 3: 16:30-20:30 Wednesday 5th April 2023. With a 30 min break

PRICES (in United Kingdom pounds sterling):

Organisation / Good wage / Pay it forward £180. If you can afford it, paying this amount will allow us to offer more subsidised places to those who need them.

Waged (e.g. teachers working full time). £120.

Low waged (household income of less than £13,000 p.a.). £80.

Unwaged (e.g. student). £40 (limited to 2 people).

There is also a full scholarship place for someone from the majority world, please get in touch with us to discuss this further.

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Once you have completed the form, you will be emailed details for making a payment. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, to those who have fully booked onto the course, including making a payment.
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What you will receive:
  • 12 hours of online tutor-led time with a maximum of 21 students including introductions, presentations, Q&A, and small group discussions.
  • Activities for you to do after one session and before the next (including practical outdoor activities)
  • 800+ activities which you can do with children
  • A Children in Permaculture certificate if you attend the whole course
  • Access to a dedicated online group chat for ongoing interaction with the participants
  • Opportunities to speak with other people who are interested in engaging children in permaculture
SEPTEMBER 2022 @ 19:00 – 21:00. ONLINE ** FULLY BOOKED**
JUNE 2022 @ 19:00 – 21:00 UK time. ONLINE ** FULLY BOOKED**
NOVEMBER 2021: 16.30-20-30 UK time ONLINE
OCTOBER 2021 : 16:30-20:30 Finnish time ONLINE
AUGUST 2021 16TH, 17TH, 19TH: 16:30-20:30 UK time ONLINE **FULLY BOOKED**
JULY 19TH, 20TH, 22ND 2021, 09:30-13:30 UK time ONLINE
APRIL 19TH & 26TH & MAY 3RD 2021, 09.30-13.30 UK time ONLINE **FULLY BOOKED**
FEBRUARY 22ND, 24TH, 26TH 2021 09.30-13.30 UK time ONLINE **FULLY BOOKED**
JANUARY 12TH, 14TH, 15TH 2021 @16:00-20:00 UK time. ONLINE **FULLY BOOKED**
NOVEMBER 20TH, 27TH & 4TH DEC 2020 09:30-13:30 UK time. ONLINE **FULLY BOOKED**
OCTOBER 19TH-22ND 2020 @ 16:00-20:00 UK time. ONLINE **FULLY BOOKED**
SEPTEMBER 21-23RD 2020 @ 09:30-13:30 UK time. ONLINE **SOLD OUT**
AUGUST 25 TO 27TH2020 @ 16:00-20:00 UK time. ONLINE **SOLD OUT**
JULY 22ND TO 24TH 2020 @ 08:30-12:30 UK time. ONLINE **SOLD OUT**
JUNE 14TH TO 16TH 2020 @ 16:00 – 20:00 UK time. ONLINE **SOLD OUT**
MAY 20TH TO 22ND 2020 @ 09:00 – 13:00 UK time. ONLINE **SOLD OUT**
APRIL 20TH TO 22ND 2020 @ 09:00 – 13:00 UK time. ONLINE
If you cancel more than one week in advance of the course, the deposit of 50% of your full fee is non-returnable. If you cancel within one week of the course starting, the full fee is non-returnable.