We are happy to announce our new initiative: Permaculture with Children from 7 to 11 years old (Class 1 up-to Class 5).
What is permaculture? Why with children?
Permaculture is about working with nature, based on deep observation and understanding of the principles which underpin natural systems. Central to permaculture are the three ethics: earth care, people care and fair share.
Childhood is the ideal time to get to know nature, and how nature works, through play and experimentation. I believe that teaching children permaculture is important to the sustainability of life itself and is necessary to be taught to the youths today so that by the time they become adults, permaculture is no longer a subject but is part of their everyday practices and is as natural as breathing.
Why we combine Permaculture and English learning?
In Munay Forest Garden we try to create a familiar space where the practice of speaking a foreign language is at the forefront. But we want to link language and practical action (also in the sense of Waldorf Education) and make this as meaningful as possible.
Together with the children, we will learn about the permaculture ethics and create our own vegetable garden. We will teach them how to grow their own food, with an ecological design that works with people, animals and our ecosystem. And all this while learning English! Nice, isn’t it?
Ellen Blommaert from Munay Forest Garden will lead the workshop. She will be assisted by one English native speaker and one German speaker.
We will start our first workshop on Thursday, 10th of March 2022 from 2:30pm until 5:30pm. We meet on a weekly basis. There is still room for more participants, or we can open another group on Fridays.
- Thursday, 10. March 2022 from 2:30pm – 5:30pm
- Thursday, 18. March 2022
- Thursday, 24. March 2022
- Thursday, 31. March 2022
- Thursday, 7. April 2022
- BREAK EASTER HOLIDAY
- Thursday 28. April 2022
- Thursday, 5 May 2022
- Thursday, 12 May 2022
- Thursday, 19 May 2022
- Thursday, 26 May 2022
- Thursday, 2 June 2022
- Thursday, 9 June 2022
- Thursday, 16. June 2022
- Thursday, 23. June 2022
The workshop will be held over a period of 4 months + 1 Harvest day in July 2022. The precise date for the Harvest Day will depend on the possibilities of the participants and will be discussed with them.
The workshop starts at 2:30pm but children from the Waldorfschool Oberberg can be picked up at 12:20pm at Grötzenberg Busstation. We can provide lunch for them with an additional cost of 5Euro.
Inscription and Costs?
To enrol in the workshop, send an E-Mail and fill out the inscription form (will be send to you by E-Mail). Send the inscription form back to us and you will receive a confirmation of your enrolment upon which the payment is due. You can unsubscribe within a notice of 3 weeks.
The workshop costs are: 80 Euro in March, 40 Euro in April, 80 Euro in May and 80 Euro in June. Additionally, pick-up and lunch cost 15/20 Euro per month per child.
Please make a reservation for your stay here.