Tales and sustainable practices
Parents’ and Teachers’ Guide
Permaculture for 4 to 10 yearolds
This book shares the message of abundance and love that reigns in nature and leads us, and our children, to be an active part of a vital and sustainable process.
The stories show the gifts of the earth, they are seeds in the hearts of the little ones.
From the ethics of permaculture we share inspiring practices. We take care of the earth, people and celebrate the abundance and limits of nature.
The activities help us to carry out actions in harmony with the environment and bring closer to the little ones the enriching experience of playing and discovering the beauty of the planet through the lively experience of their living cycles.
This proposal is received with joy by children from 4 to 10 years old, in the homes and schools where they move and grow.
The book “The Good Seed” is the result of a process, of everything shared and learned. It started with the first experiences and, on the occasion of the pedagogical design of the educational program “Seeds”, we continued with the creation and writing of activities. Today, with the experience of having brought these proposals to children and teachers, we provide a material prepared to replicate the experience and that contains a selection of stories and a notebook of sustainable eco-practices to be carried out by educators – parents and teachers – together with children from 4 to 10 years old.
Permaculture for children!
Recovering time for reading; space, silence, breathing. Before start telling a story, there is a moment within time, a silent seed.
These tales share the message of abundance and the love that reigns in nature; they show the gifts of the Earth; they are seeds in the hearts of the little ones.
The seed is the previous moment; it is a tale about to be told, a narration in itself: it is sowed; it germinates with heat and water; the little sprout appears; it takes root; the stem rises adding leaves as days, rains, shadows and nights go by, until some buds appear on the tip of the branches; they burst into bloom in different colors and shapes. From sunrise to sunset the flower will yield its fruit, where the pulp forms protecting the future rebirth in its core. The fruit ripens and the seed falls, it is sowed; it germinates with heat and water; the little sproutappears, in the endless cycle of life on Earth.
The deep and intuitive understanding of our interdependence on nature, where each one contributes doing their best all the time, having a positive relationship, being generous and cooperative, leads us and our children to be an active part of a vital and genuine sustainable process.